|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
This black and white copy of a photograph depicts the interior of Cottrell's Restaurant c.1901.
Large patterned Victorian wallpaper lines the room with horizontal beadboard along the back wall. Rick rack trim adorns the ceiling. A large wainscotted counter runs down the center of the room with fixed stools (7 in view). The stools have metal bases and wooden seats.
Two men stand behind the counter in white coats and button-up shirts with ties. A large coffee urn, pot, mug, and enamelware coffeepot are in view. Two sets of condiment settings are on the counter. A man sits on a bar stool. Behind is a counter fixed to the wall with similar bar stools and a porcelain wall sink. A woman talks on a battery-operated telephone. She wears her hair up into a bun and a long black dress (Gibson style). Tables with bow-back chairs are seen in the background. White tablecloths on the tables.
A menu board is posted at center of the room reading "Bill of Fare. Chicked Sandwich 10. Sardine 10. Ham 5. Cheese 5. Pork 5. Frankfort 5. Lamb's Tongue 10. Pigs Feet 10. Baked Beans 10. Raw Oysters 20. Fried Oysters 25. Stewed Oysters 25. / One egg & toast 10. Two eggs 15. Eggs fried 10. [Eggs] boiled 10. Three doughnuts 5. Pie 5. Tea. Coffee. Cocoa. Milk".
Back side of photo inscribed in pencil "Cotrell's Restaurant. Bank Square. c.1901-1902. Left to right: Jack Ryan- Jack O'Neill, Tommy Clare, Mrs. Cotrell. Note the two telephones- New England & Citizens"
|Place||Main Street, Bank Square|
|Repository||from the collection of Laconia Historical & Museum Society, Inc.|
Cottrell, Irving M.
Cottrell, (Mrs. Irving)