From bean soup to iced watermelon, 15 cents could buy a wide variety of dishes on this 1939 House Restaurant menu. The most expensive lunch on the menu was the “75c plate,” whereas the cheapest was a cake of yeast—just 5 cents!
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “House Restaurant Menu,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2009/2009-034-000/
(August 16, 2022)
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