Lot 384 of 613:
Tom's Dixie Kitchen in the Philippines  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$120
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Calendar display board for Tom's Dixie Kitchen, Inc., in Manila, with small calendar for 1924 attached

Author:

Place:
Manila, Philippine Islands

Publisher:

Date:
c.1924

Description:

Display board is 47x27 cm (16½x10¾"), thin cardboard lettered and decorated in silver ink, with oval halftone photograph of the dining room.

Rare ephemeral display for Tom's Dixie Kitchen, founded by an African American man, Thomas Pritchard, who had shipped to the Philippines in the wake of American occupation, found work cooking southern style luncheons at an upscale Manila restaurant, then founded Tom's Dixie Kitchen, which grew from a few tables to encompass an entire city block, serving 1200 customers a day. The calendar affixed to the present copy is smaller that those observed in other examples - there were evidently a variety of calendars with which it could be used. 


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Slight rubbing, possibly backed with top corner replaced; very good.


 
Item number:
287586
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