Have you ever seen this old Essex artifact before? This is the exterior (back & front) of a small brochure/pamphlet. The cover reads: “Coffee House; see inside information at The Old Dock Essex, New York.” The back depicts a map of the area.
What year do you think it dates to? What can you tell us about the business it’s promoting? Do you know the artist?
Here’s what the community already had to say:
Pam Pierce: I’m guessing Sid Couchey???
Lake George Mirror: Definitely Sid Couchey. From Bart Bailey’s days?
The belief seems to be that the artist is Sid Couchey. Do you agree? To me is appears there are initials intertwined on the lower left of the cover — and AH or FH possibly? What do you think?
The business of course is the Old Dock House! According to the interior of the brochure (below) it is soon after the first year it opened:
Here is what the interior of this brochure reads:
“Whether you are served inside the Dock House, where the hewn beams and wide pine boards are an echo from another century, or out on the pier, under the broad awning, overlooking the lake and distant mountains, you will feel the majesty and peace of the this North Country.
our first year has made us famous for delicious meals at moderate prices. lunches 50c and 65c. tea a la carte. dinner 65c, 85c, $1.00. sandwiches. beverages. ice cream, etc. this year we are serving BEER. unusual gifts.”
Great past prices! Do they help clue you in to the possible date of this artifact?
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