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Book, The Savoy Cocktail Book, 1930

This is a Book.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian Libraries as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated 1930. Its medium is printed paperboard binding, gilt-lettered cloth spine. It is a part of the Smithsonian Libraries department.

Conceived and compiled around 1930 by Harry Craddock, the popular bartender at Londons Savoy Hotel, as a souvenir for his American clientele,The Savoy Cocktail Book featured colorful drawings of the New York skyline as complements to the pages of sophisticated beverage recipes.

It is credited Smithsonian Libraries, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Library, TX951.C76 1930.

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 20 × 14 × 2.9 cm (7 7/8 × 5 1/2 × 1 1/8 in.)

We have 1 media file that features Book, The Savoy Cocktail Book, 1930.

"Stompin’ at the Savoy," Chick Webb and His Orchestra (1934)

Before his twentieth birthday, drummer Chick Webb began leading a band at the Savoy Ballroom. The Savoy was an enormous club, taking up an entire city block. Cat’s Corner—the name of the area...

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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