The Rockingham, Portsmouth NH (Circa) 1910
This menu illustration from the grand and historic Rockingham Hotel in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is more than a hundred years old but looks as if it could have been drawn yesterday. Even the Lobsters R Good message seems modern – and who knew lobsters played golf?
The Rockingham was once owned by Frank Jones, a noted 19th century politician and successful businessman – he owned a brewery. Famed for its ornately decorated ceilings and elaborate wood paneling, the restaurant must have been a very pleasant place to dine.
The hotel was converted to condominiums in the 1970s but many of the early architectural features of the building survive.
Courtesy Private Collection.
Each print is accompanied by a copy of the interior menu where available.
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