[PARODY MENU] Annual Gathering of the Chlorine Hounds; Hotel Los Medanos, December Twenty-One, Nineteen-Twenty
[PARODY MENU] Annual Gathering of the Chlorine Hounds; Hotel Los Medanos, December Twenty-One, Nineteen-Twenty

[PARODY MENU] Annual Gathering of the Chlorine Hounds; Hotel Los Medanos, December Twenty-One, Nineteen-Twenty

San Francisco: Taylor & Taylor, 1921. Loose_leaf. 21.5 x 14.5 cm. A well crafted lampoon Menu commemorating the gathering of members associated with the Great Western Electro-Chemical Works, or the "Chlorine Hounds" as they were fondly designated. Prominent San Francisco businessman, Mortimer Fleishhacker along with Louis Black, created the Great Western Electro-Chemical Works in 1916 in part to use electrical power available from the plant, based in Pittsburgh, Ca., to produce caustic soda and chlorine by electrolysis. This menu, produced during prohibition, reads like one big inside joke. Parts of the menu read: "Blue Liquor Soup" (wear your goggles), & "Chow Chow in HCL" (return quartz fragments to store), & "Pimento Cheese" (safety first, wear your bottles), & "Scrubber Liquor with Cat", "Ropes", "Coffin", "Nails", etc. - along with "Coughs" which we believe to be the salutary section - "Ten Nights on a Bus-Bar" by Handsome Harry, "Is Marriage a Failure?" by The Chlorinated Kid, and "Prohibition Enforcement" by The Big Chief, one can only imagine the shenanigans that occurred during these annual get together. Printed by the notable San Francisco printing firm Taylor & Taylor, known for their clean, classic style, T&T operated under several names between 1896 & 1961, at one point a partnership with John Henry Nash - Taylor, Nash & Taylor. Pristine copy. Tan handmade paper. Fine. Item #2170

Price: $225.00

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