The Oyster Loaf 1940s Vintage Menu Art Print, 11x14

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Cool Culinaria Giclee Prints on 130lb Sunset Velvet Archival Art Paper. Printed in New York.

The imagination and talent of menu illustrators often blows us away and The Oyster Loaf is a perfect example of this. Created by the celebrated artist and author Andrew Loomis, it shows a voluptuous, brunette mermaid riding a lobster side-saddle in this 1940s menu. The oyster loaf – a thick chunk of crusty bread hollowed out and stuffed with breaded and fried oysters – is an important part of San Francisco's dining history. The story goes that in the early years of the city's history, judges, senators and aristocrats would go out drinking at unsavory bars and then buy oyster loaves as peace offerings before heading home to their wives waiting in mansions in Nob Hill. The Oyster Loaf restaurant kept up the tradition, offering take-out loaves to diners.

A 7-Eleven store now occupies the approximate space where the Oyster Loaf originally stood.

Product Specifications

Manufactured By
Cool Culinaria  
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Cool Culinaria  
Width
11" 
Depth
0.1" 
Height
14" 
Size
11x14 
Shipping Weight
12oz. 
Materials
Archival Art Paper 
Category
Prints And Posters  
Style
Contemporary 
Ready to ship to the Continental U.S. in 2 - 5 days.

Product Description

Cool Culinaria Giclee Prints on 130lb Sunset Velvet Archival Art Paper. Printed in New York.

The imagination and talent of menu illustrators often blows us away and The Oyster Loaf is a perfect example of this. Created by the celebrated artist and author Andrew Loomis, it shows a voluptuous, brunette mermaid riding a lobster side-saddle in this 1940s menu. The oyster loaf – a thick chunk of crusty bread hollowed out and stuffed with breaded and fried oysters – is an important part of San Francisco's dining history. The story goes that in the early years of the city's history, judges, senators and aristocrats would go out drinking at unsavory bars and then buy oyster loaves as peace offerings before heading home to their wives waiting in mansions in Nob Hill. The Oyster Loaf restaurant kept up the tradition, offering take-out loaves to diners.

A 7-Eleven store now occupies the approximate space where the Oyster Loaf originally stood.

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