Monday, December 26, 2011

A Delicious Northern Pacific Breakfast


From our collection of Railroad Memorabilia ....

A postcard issued by the Northern Pacific Railroad in April, 1936. They were probably handed out in the dining car and patrons were encouraged to "Mail to a friend at home".  Chilled cantaloupe, "N.P. Little Pig" sausages, hot griddle cakes, maple syrup, and a pot of coffee ... all for 75 cents. Now THAT was back when a dollar was a dollar!  If we can believe the code printed on the card, five thousand were printed in April, 1936. Wonder how many are still out there?

Thanks for stopping by John's Island.

3 comments:

  1. Seriously, that sounds like a good breakfast!

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  2. that is so cool! neat piece of history there!

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  3. John, what a fabulous collection of memorablilia you have! It's always fun to take a look at such items. Wow, only 75 cents for that hearty breakfast. Things were certainly different back in 1936.

    I must thank you for the kind and generous comments your left on my recent blog post. You are such a gracious, warm-hearted, thoughtful, talented individual. Meeting wonderful people like you through social media makes it all worthwhile.

    I hope your holiday was warm and special. Wishing you a healthy, happy New Year filled with great joy!

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