(The Poodle Dog Restaurant, San Francisco) Group of 23 Pieces of Ephemera. [1908 - 1930's].

(The Poodle Dog Restaurant, San Francisco) Group of 23 pieces of Ephemera from the famous San Francisco restaurant The Poodle Dog. Consisting of:

-Menu.   Bergez-Frank's Old Poodle Dog, Inc., "June, 1908." 8vo. 16pp., free endpapers are tissue, listing every known delicacy e.g. terrapins, frogs, snails imported, illustrated throughout. Color illustrated wraps., lightly rubbed, else Generally Good. Includes in welcoming the statement, "We will be proud to have the opportunity renewing acquaintances after the sudden interruption of two years ago."  

-Menu.   Bergez-Frank's Old Poodle Dog Co., "1908 New Year's Dinner." Tall 8vo. 4pp, illustration on covers, musical program list of 20 selections. A. Leone, Director, C. Bravo, Tenor.   Dinner $ 2.50 without wine.  Pale pink cardstock, lightly rubbed, else Generally Good.

-Menu.   Bergez-Frank's Old Poodle Dog Co., "1909 New Year's Supper." Tall 8vo. 4pp, Illustrated covers, musical program list of 20 selections. A. Leone, Director, C. Bravo, Tenor. Pale green cardstock , lightly rubbed, slightly stained on rear cover, else Generally Good.

-Menu.   Bergez-Frank's Old Poodle Dog Co., "Table d'hôte Dinner, June 16, 1916." 4to. Single sheet printed on cardstock; listing specials, dinner, as well as offering items a la carte, e.g. oysters, cold artichokes. Generally Good.

-Menu.   Vive La France, 5 Mai, 1918. Tall 8vo. Handwritten 2pp. mockup of the dinner & wine list on sheet of thin oil cloth, Camille Mailhebuau, 726 10th Ave., San Francisco. Laid inside the same printed menu. At ffe is mounted in gold letters "R. F." [Reconnaissance Française]. Front covers illustrated with colors of the French flag, with large question mark in gold on cardstock in center, rear cover is mounted with a large color print of Jules Gervais-Courtellement's famous photo from WWI, "Verdun a vol d'oiseau (as the crow flies)."  Binding is done with two thick colored ribbons printed Lafayette. Stain on front cover, else Generally Good.

-Menu.   Dinner Given by Camille Mailhebuau in Honor of His Friend Colonel Charles Black on His Return from France. San Francisco, January 22nd, 1919, at 726 10th Ave. [Mr. Mailhebuau's private home address.] Measuring 6 "x 6" . Printed on white satin in gold lettering, listing wines, verso are 17 actual penned signatures of invited guests. Fixed at the top are two brass eagle pins holding satin square to bd. completely covered with colored ribbons. Verso is a hand- painted watercolor depicting a WWI scene of doctor wrapping a bandage to an arm of an injured soldier with other injured soldiers in a blown out building. No artist's name. Surrounding matt is gold flecked. Generally Good.  

-Menu.   [Jules Vigouroux's own copy] "To His Memory".  726 10th Ave. [San Francisco], Mr. Mailhebuau's private home address, September 8, 1921. 4to. Two large cardstock pages, tied together with metal ribbon, front cover ornately illustrated with angels in gold, mounted on front cover is a photograph of an unknown gentleman, opening up to wine list featuring ten vintage imported wines  "Prescribed by Dr. Ciabattino. Signed, Camille Mailhebuau."  M. Vigouroux's name printed in gold at bottom right. Includes a long eulogy set within a horseshoe shaped diagram seating chart of the guests including host Camille Mailhebuau, Adolph Spreckels and 26 others, including bankers & judges. Verso is a Photograph, measuring 7 "x 6 "of the actual dinner party. Generally Very Good condition.

-Menu.  Diner de Famille, En l'honneur de l'anniversaire de M. Jules Vigouroux, et de notre départ pour l'Europe, Lundi 17 Avril, 1922.  726 10th Ave. [San Francisco], Mr. Mailhebuau's private home address. Sm 8vo. 6pp., inner menu is typed, listing special menu and wines for the occasion. Heavy cardstock covers ruled in copper ink, tied with orange satin ribbon, with 3 "x 2 ½" oval watercolor of steamship "Paris" mounted to front cover, rear cover is mounted a photograph of Camille Mailhebuau holding a platter high in the air of a boar's head. Generally Good.

-Menu.   Camille's Rotisserie, 441 Pine St., San Francisco, "Luncheon & Dinner Meals, February 26, 1935." 8vo. 4pp., Dark green & white illustrated covers, drawing of the owner Depicted holding a platter high in the air of a boar's head, Slightly rubbed, else Generally Good.

-Menu.   Camille's Rotisserie, 441 Pine St., San Francisco, "Big Game Dinner, November 23, 1935." 4to. Single sheet, printed on light brown cardstock, verso is blank. Generally Good.

-Menu.   Camille's Rotisserie, "Christmas Dinner, 1938." Single sheet, measuring 8 "x 4". Color illustrated lithograph band at top, of grouped poinsettias & candles, below lists the menu selection, $1.50 per person. Blank verso, Generally Good.

-Menu.  Old Poodle Dog Hotel and Restaurant, 824-826 Eddy Street, San Francisco. Sm 8vo. Printed on off-white cardstock.  4pp., photograph of a standard poodle on front cover holding basket of produce in his teeth, proprietors names above "J.B. Pon and C. Lalanne." Inside is blank, Generally Good.

-Menu Holder.   Dancer in large skirt.   Color lithograph, die-cut illustration. N.d., (ca. 1900's). Measuring approximately 6 "x 4".  Figure depicted wearing large red hat w/ ostrich feathers, long red evening gloves, black stockings and red high heels, wears actual red crepe paper skirt & bodice, designed as going around her front and back. Printed on just below her shoes "France." Condition is Very Good.

-Menu Holders.   Dancers sitting on cornucopias.  Color lithographs, die-cut illustrations. N.d., (ca. 1900's).  Approximately measuring 3 "x 3".  Three items. Figures wearing actual crepe paper skirt bodice & designed as going around her front and back.  Each dancer wears a different color of crepe skirt: yellow, pink & light blue.  Planted in cornucopias are sm pansies, on verso is a small triangle stand. Printed on verso "France." Condition is Very Good for all three.  

-Newspaper.   The Bulletin, San Francisco, Saturday Evening, May 9, 1914. Vol. 118, No. 28, 59th year. Single Sheet, measuring 21 "x 18". Lengthy Article by Pauline Jacobson (8 columns takes up Nearly Entire page) about Poodle Dog Restaurant owner Camille Mailhebuau, featuring a large photo illustration of him seated at a table. The usual browning, entire sheet has now been laminated as a poster. Good. 

-Postcard. "New Years at The Poodle Dog Cafe, 421 Bush St., San Francisco."  N.d., (ca. 1910's). Lots of people seated at tables, waiters standing. Color. No markings, Generally Good.

-Souvenir [Booklet from the] Old Poodle Dog. Bergez-Frank's, Inc.  Old Poodle Dog Restaurant and Cafe, 415-421 Bush St., San Francisco, N.d., (ca. 1900's). 8vo. Unpaged, (38) pp., retrospective description of the history of the restaurant, profusely illustrated with b/w photos of interior of kitchen, dining room, bar room, banquet hall, with exterior views from the street, several ads from local suppliers. Color illustrated wraps., depicting a smiling chef w/ a large ladle and poodle on its hind legs holding a platter in its teeth. Covers are slightly rubbed, else internally VG.    

-Wine Label. "Hermitage Old Rye Whiskey. Bottled and Guaranteed by N. Van Bergen & Co., San Francisco, 1906". Measuring 4 "x 3 ½". Off-white, gilt border, blank verso, Generally Good.

-Wine Label. "California Sauternes, Bottled Vintage 1900 by Bergez & Franks, O.P.D." Measuring 4 "x 3 ½". Off-white, illustration is of the California State Seal image of Minerva seated state w/ bear, blank verso, horiz. fold, else Generally Good.

-Wine List [John] Bergez - Frank's, Inc. Old Poodle Dog Wines, 415-421 Bush St., San Francisco, 1908. 8vo. 16pp, free endpapers are tissue, listing champagnes, whiskeys, bottled beer, brandies etc.  Illustrated throughout. Color illustrated wraps., lightly rubbed, else Generally Good.

-Wine List Advertising Tabletop Card. N.d., (ca. 1910's). Color illust. lithograph die-cut cardstock of waiter holding magnum bottle of "Perrier-Jouet & Co." Champagne and two large glasses. Printed signature of "A. Guillaume" at bottom left, & "Devambez, Gr" at bottom right from the famous Parisian printing firm. Measuring 9" x 3 ". Top quarter inch of curl waiter's hair is slightly bent, both the front and back portion are blank, Generally Good.

-Wine List Tabletop Card.  16 Mai, 1916.  Color illust. lithograph, die-cut cardstock of waiter holding magnum bottle of Champagne and two large glasses, (sm paper pasted down, perfectly covering up name on bottle). "Paris, San Francisco" printed one waiter's shirtfront.  Printed menu for dinner includes "chaufroix de perdreaux farcis au foi d'oie, filet de faisan roti pique aux truffes." Printed signature of "A. Guillaume" at bottom left, & "Devambez, Gr" at bottom right from the famous Parisian printing firm. Measuring 9" x 3 ". Measuring 9 "x 3". Mounted on the back is dark purple silk. Waiter's head slightly bent, else Generally Good.

-Wine List.  Camille's Rotisserie and Restaurant.  "Carte de Vins." 441 Pine St., San Francisco, N.d., (ca. 1930's.) Tall 8vo. 6pp. Trifold, listing California and imported wines, beers, brandies etc., several offerings crossed-out in pen. Color illustration of depicts M. Mailhebuau holding platter of a boar's head as a deer, a hare & a pheasant look at him, rear is a b/w photo of street view exterior of establishment.  Generally Good.

This unique collection gives perspective on the history of the business restaurant, the history of San Francisco in the 1900's, the history of Wine and Drink, and an insight on the influences of French food upon the American lifestyle. Very Special. The Lot of 23 items. $ 2,750 NET