The Chung Collection within Open Collections is known for its variety of photos and subjects. Recently, we took a journey through the menus within the collection- here are a few for your enjoyment:


 

 

Does anyone know what the first a la carte menu item- “Chow Chow- 15” is? I’d be willing to try it for fifteen cents.


 

The “Degree of Sweetness” for the wines in this roomservice menu raise more questions than they answer–why only sweetness? Why is the scale 0-3?


 

This type-written menu went to press a bit too early, and Chocolate Jelly had to be removed. (I would have rather had the Cheese Cakes, myself)


 

The steamship service menu in 1930 seems amazing! Not to besmirch the White Spot restaurants on the BC Ferries, but….


 

It’s decidedly autumn here on the Vancouver campus of UBC. Chilly walks, a desire for soups, and some costume scheming are in the ether. If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are a few from Open Collections.

 

(Pop)Culturally Appropriate, a clown from the Ubyssey:

Ubyssey cover October 31, 2003 featuring a close up picture of a clown

 

This photo from 1919 is a little far away, but there are some great hats throughout. Perhaps something Newsies-related would capture the time:

Group photograph of the 1919 "High Jinks" costume party

Group photograph of the 1919 “High Jinks” costume party

In1984, George Pedersen wore a Superman Costume. Bonus points for anyone who can pinpoint where on campus this photo was taken:

George Pedersen in Superman costume

George Pedersen in Superman costume

Of course, the theatre department has no shortage of costumes. Here, Joy Coghill for a performance of The Visit:

Joy Coghill in costume from production of "The Visit" 1964

Joy Coghill in costume from production of “The Visit” 1964

 

Regardless of costume, you can donate food at UBC Library for a reduction of fines:

Lica Chui, Charles Slonecker and Carole Forsythe with food collected by U.B.C. students

Lica Chui, Charles Slonecker and Carole Forsythe with food collected by U.B.C. students

 

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