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(**NEW ARRIVAL**) (Menu) Chalfonte-Haddon Hall. New Years 1942

2 pp. 9.25x6.25". Image of baby New Year dressed as a magician, ushering Zodiac symbols out of his hat as an hourglass begins the year. Atlantic City: Chalfonte-Haddon Hall, Jan. 1, 1942.

An important menu printed in 1942, at the onset of Chalfonte-Haddon Hall's pivotal role during WWII. The Chalfont and Haddon Hall hotels opened across the street from each other in 1868 and 1869, respectively. Atlantic City’s first Boardwalk appeared in 1870; shortly thereafter both hotels moved about 400 feet closer to the ocean. In 1942, the properties became important WWII hospitals, and reverted back to hotels after the war - this was to be the last New Years Day celebration at the hotels for a number of years. A couple tiny spots to rear cover, else near fine.


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