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Known from Coast to Coast Honiss's Seafood Specialists
early 20th-mid 20th century
Printer:Printed by Curt Teich & Co., Inc. , American
Photomechanical prints; photolithograph on postcard
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 3 1/2 x 5 1/2in. (8.9 x 14cm) Sheet (height x width): 3 1/2 x 5 1/2in. (8.9 x 14cm)
Credit Line: Gift of R. D. Gautier
Description: Postcard with advertisement for Honiss's Oyster House. On recto, there are two vignettes. The first shows the interior of the dining room, including wooden tables and chairs, and electric lights hanging from the ceiling. The second shows the front entrance, with signs that read: "HONISS / OYSTER HOUSE CO." "SHORE LOBSTER DINNER / From 5 to 8 o clock Daily Except Sundays." and "HONISS" "OYSTERS". The verso has a map showing the location of the restaurant and additional advertising.
Inscription: On recto, printed in black ink: upper margin, "KNOWN FROM COAST TO COAST"; lower margin, "HONISS'S SEAFOOD / SPECIALISTS - 22 STATE ST. / HARTFORD, CONN." Captions beneath individual images read, "THE HOME OF HONISS'S FAMOUS OYSTER STEWS" and "ENTRANCE OF HARTFORD'S OLDEST / EATING ESTABLISHMENT". On verso, printed in blue ink: at left, "HONISS'S ' / Known from Coast to Coast / Seafood Specialists / 22 STATE ST. - HARTFORD, CONN. / One of the oldest Fish and / Seafood Houses in the U.S.A. / The above sketch shows the exact location of Honiss's - Seafood Specialists - Established in 1845."; at right, "POST CARD" "PLACE / ONE CENT / STAMP / HERE / 1734-29-N". Accession number at lower right, in pencil.
Object Number: 2005.111.0
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