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Description: This 1910 menu for a dinner given in honor of Field Marshal Viscount Kitchener of Khartoum has a large military portrait of Kitchener in a leafy oval frame, flanked by hand-colored United Kingdom and United States flags with a shining crown at the top. There is a small image of a Middle Eastern palace at the left, a rectangular image of the Pilgrims of Great Britain (an Anglo-American society formed for the purpose of promoting fellowship between the two nations) at the right, and “Tiffany & Co.” beneath that. Beneath the portrait are the words: “Dinner in honour of Field Marshal Viscount Kitchener of Khartoum G.C.B., O.M., G.C.S.I., G.C.M.B., G.C.I.E. given by The Pilgrims of the United States on Monday the eighteenth of April One thousand, nine hundred and ten at The Waldorf-Astoria”. Invitees to the dinner dined on a variety of delicacies including: clams, trout with potatoes, lamb medallions in Colbert sauce with asparagus au gratin, and for dessert, a mousse of fresh strawberries, petits fours and other fruit. Text of the menu is in French.

Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener (1850-1916) was an Anglo-Irish senior British Army officer and colonial administrator. Kitchener came to prominence for his imperial campaigns, his scorched earth policy against the Boers, his expansion of Lord Roberts’ concentration camps during the Second Boer War and his central role in the early part of the First World War.

Two leaves of heavy cardstock sewn together with a thick, woven gold string. 9 3/4″ x 7 3/4″. Item #AM00284

Condition: Light soil, string has faded to a dark brown with only bits of gold peeping through. Generally very good condition.