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Pen and ink drawing self-portrait and holiday greetings by Rene Black. To the left, the writing reads:
"Cuisine c'est un art
Service le luxe
May it for ever be the everlasting richness and the meanings of good cuisine, poured wine and the…

Black and white autographed portrait photograph of Anton Dadone (proprietor of Vendome Table Delicacies and Cafe Vendome) to Oscar with an inscription reading: "To my Dear Friend Oscar, A. Dadone"

A black and white photograph depicting the Peacock Alley of the Waldorf Astoria, circa 1970

One demitasse spoon, slightly tarnished. Underneath of handle reads: VICTOR S. CO. 1/2. WALDORF ASTORIA.

Anonymous in person donation through the Amnesty Program, 2012.

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A silver-plated serving tray, date unknown but probably early 1900s. The tray features a classic etched leaf pattern on the body and a grape and vine molding on the edges - it was used to display petit fours in the main dining room of the old…

Hors d'Oeuvres menu for the Explorer's Club 75th Annual Dinner held in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf=Astoria, 1977.

Color lithographic print of E.E. Anthony's rendering of the Empire Room at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel, 1939.

Color lithographic print of E.E. Anthony's rendering of the Starlight Roof at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel, 1939.
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