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Postcard features an image of Oscar Tschirky's farm in New Paltz, N.Y.

Though the hosts of the event are unknown, this historic dinner party menu was hand crafted by the famous engravers, Dempsey & Carroll of New York City. This menu dates from the original Waldorf Hotel; the Astoria Hotel did not even exist at this…

This menu and invitation was created for a private dinner party held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel on December 9, 1908. There is no further indication of what was being celebrated at this event.

A personal menu created by Oscar of the Waldorf for George Boldt and guests of his April Fools' dinner hosted in his private apartment at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

This photo features (left to right) Theodore Kroell, Oscar of the Waldorf, Auguste Escoffier, the Honorable M. Mongendre (Consul General of France to the United States) and Pierre Bermond. Auguste Escoffier was considered to be the most celebrated…

The parade of waiters in this image are lined up in the service kitchen for the meals they had to deliver to over 1100 guests at the Tribute Banquet for Oscar of the Waldorf in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria hotel.

Frank Ready helps Oscar light the candles of his cake given at a surprise party thrown in honor of his 75th birthday.

Black and white autographed photograph portrait of 'Freddie and Alice' to Oscar, with an inscription on the front reading: "To Mr. Oscar, with best wishes, from Freddie + Alice" and a message in Spanish on the reverse.
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