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Arkiva Tropika is the online archive of the collection of Mimi Payne. This large collection includes a wide array of mostly pre-1970 menus, postcards, matchbooks, and paper ephemera souvenir items, mainly from Polynesian and other Exotic themed restaurants, hotels, nightclubs, bars, and the like.

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dinner menu from Ruby Foo's Beachcomber - Providence, RI

Item added on August 12, 2009, 10:00 AM
Latest picture added on August 12, 2009, 10:01 AM

Ruby Foo opened her first restaurant in Boston's Chinatown in the 1920's. After quick popularity, she opened Ruby Foo's Den in 1929. Throughout the war, the Den was a popular meeting spot for entertainment and sports celebrities. It soon was followed by her other restaurants in NY, Miami, Washington, and Providence, RI. This vintage dinner menu is from the Providence location, at the Crown Hotel.

1940's - 1950's dinner menu, front cover


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