This exhibit was last updated in the December of 2018.

Sources in Exhibit:

Federman, Rebecca, et al. “What's on the Menu.” NYPL Labs, National Endowment for   the Humanities, Institute of Museum and Library Services, The Robert W. Wilson   Trust, 

Annotation: Our primary source for this project was a digital collection of transcribed menus. We used the menus itself for our Omeka collection and the transcribed texts for data analysis.

United States, Congress, “The Agricultural Situation, A Brief Summary of Economic   Conditions.” The Agricultural Situation, A Brief Summary of Economic Conditions, vol.   20, ser. 8, Bureau of Agricultural Economics, 1936. 8.

Annotation: Since we did not have any menus from 1936, we decided to fill in the gap with an agricultural analysis.

Tools we employed:

For analyzing data to isolate the relevant menus, we used OpenRefine .For our data visualizations, we used Lexos with our own modified stop list (originally: taporware.txt). and Voyant. We also used Knightlab's Story Map

Sources in Our Story Map

"About the Vanderbilt YMCA." New York CIty's YMCA,

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Hotel Ambassador, Park Avenue And Fifty-First Street, New York City." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1921.

Coneybeare, Matt. “A Brief History of the Pierre Hotel on the Upper East Side.” Viewing NYC, 29 June 2018,

“Gallery - Explore Our New York Hotel Photos - The Lexington Hotel.” The Lexington Hotel New York City, The Lexington Hotel, Autograph Collection,

felixpuppy. “The Destruction of the Waldorf-Astoria in 1929 Gave Rise to an Even Grander New York Icon.” The Bowery Boys: New York City History, The Bowery Boys, 11 Jan. 2018,

“Legacy | The Plaza Hotel New York.” The Plaza, Plaza LLC,

“NYC Railroad History.” New York Central System Historical Society, Inc.,

“RMS Berengia.” Cunard Ship Images, Cunard Archives,

“The Brevoort Hotel.” Places, The Village Alliance,

“Tiny's and the Bar Upstairs.” Tiny's and the Bar Upstairs, Tiny's & the Bar Upstairs,

“Whats on the Menu?”, New York Public Library,

Wikipedia contributors. ________ Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 25 Nov. 2018. Web. 29 Nov. 2018.

Annotation: We used wikipedia extensively for background information on our Story Map. The pages we used were: Cotton Club, Hotel Astor (New York City), Grand Central Hotel, Grand Hyattn New York, Hotel McAlpin, Manhattan Club (social club), New York Biltmore Hotel, New Yorker Hotel, New York Central Lines LLC, Ritz Carlton (New York City), Stouffer's, The Lexington Hotel NYC, The Roosevelt Hotel (Manhattan), World's Fair