1939 World’s Fair New York, menu for Brass Rail restaurant

Menu for restaurant serving visitors to the World's Fair in New York City. The fair hosted four Brass Rail restaurants, each of which had tables and dining bars.

...There are Four Brass Rail Restaurants on the Fair Grounds situated in the COMMUNICATIONS BUILDING    FOODS NORTH BUILDING  METALS BUILDING   AMUSEMENT AREA ON THE LOOP

Small sheet stapled to menu ‘Today’s Luncheon Specials’ for ‘Tuesday, August 15, 1939’’....'Home Made Delicious Ham Loaf $0.55

Some menu items:

  • Italian Spaghetti, Fresh Chicken Livers $0.55
  • Friends Brick Oven New England Pork and Beans $0.45
  • Cold Young Vermont Turkey Sandwich $0.60
  • Cold Kennebec Salmon in Aspic $0.85
  • Devil’s Food Chocolate Layer Cake $0.20
  • Trommer’s White Label $0.15
  • Pol Roger Champagne $5.50 bottle
  • Daviess County (Kentucky) Whiskey $0.35

One manual price change, ‘Cranberry Juice’ added.

Creases and stains. Scuffs along front top edge. Back toned.

4 pages

12 x 8 ¼”


The 1939–40 New York World's Fair, which covered the 1,216 acres  of Flushing Meadows–Corona was the second most expensive American world's fair of all time, exceeded only by St. Louis's Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904. Many countries around the world participated in it, and over 44 million people attended its exhibits in two seasons. It was the first exposition to be based on the future, with an opening slogan of "Dawn of a New Day", and it allowed all visitors to take a look at "the world of tomorrow".