New Year’s Eve at the Hotel Prosperity

New Year's Eve at the Hotel Prosperity

An illustration from Puck Magazine, December 29, 1909 (v.66, no.1713), illustrated by Udo J. Keppler.  The caption reads: ” New Year’s Eve at the Hotel Prosperity/The Head Waiter – Sorry, sir, but all our tables are reserved.”

From the Library of Congress website: “Illustration shows waiters Joseph G. Cannon and James S. Sherman turning away a man labeled “Average Citizen” and a woman at the “Hotel Prosperity” dining room because all the tables have been reserved; there are signs on the tables that read “Reserved for Wool Interests, Reserved for Coal Trust, Reserved for Steel Trust, Reserved for Senator Aldrich and Party, Reserved for Cold Storage Interests, Reserved for Sugar Trust, Reserved for Ice Trust, [and] Reserved for Franchise Grabbers”.

Source: [Library of Congress reproduction no.: LC-DIG-ppmsca-27593]

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