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Distributed by:
Azienda Generale Italiana Petroli, Italian, founded 1926  Search this
Owned by:
Dick Howard, American, 1935 - 1967  Search this
ink on paper
H x W (Closed): 10 3/16 x 4 in. (25.9 x 10.2 cm)
H x W (Open): 10 3/16 x 15 5/8 in. (25.9 x 39.7 cm)
Place depicted:
Via Del Tritone, 181, Rome, Roma, Italy, Europe
A quarter folded menu from a restaurant run by Italian petrol company, AGIP (Azienda Generale Italiana Petroli—General Italian Oil Company). The front of the menu features stylized black and white illustrations of restaurant staff engaged in various activities. At the top right corner is the restaurant name in large block letters [AGIP]. The figures include a chef stirring a pot, a sommelier with a wine bottle and glass, three (3) waiters, two of which hold trays of drinks. The third waiter is seen with a dessert cart. The menu is divided into two main sections: Fixed Price and À La Carte. The À La Carte menu is further divided into Hors D'oeuvres & Specialties, Soups & Pasta, Meat Dishes, Vegetables, Eggs & Cold Dishes, Cheese, Desserts & Fruits, and Wines & Mineral Water. The text is written in English, Italian, German, and French translations and is illustrated with several further cartoon chefs. One of the interior pages is dedicated to encouraging customers to give feedback as well as the address of the restaurant and an illustration of the AGIP logo, a six legged dog.
African American  Search this
Cooking and dining  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Howard Family
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Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture