|The picture shows a view of the (2) Old Knott's Berry Farm Restaurant Advertising Souvenir Menu Booklets in this lot. These booklets are not dated but they are from the early 1950s. Both of these have a place on the back for a two cent postage stamp as well as ''TO'' and ''FROM'' areas for addresses so that these could be mailed to a friend like a post card. Both of these were never mailed or addressed.|
The first booklet is from the Chicken Dinner Restaurant. On the cover is an exterior image of the restaurant, berries, and berry fields. Inside there is much information and many pictures. There is a chronological history of the Knott's Berry Farm from 1920 to Today (early 1950s). There is are messages from Cordelia Knott, Walter Knott. There is information about the Preserving Kitchen, a picture of Main Street in Ghost Town a schedule for The Horse Show, and an image of the arena. There are menu pages with prices, Record Days at Knotts Berry Farm including Dinners Served, Pies Made, and Biscuits Used as well as Dinners Served In One Year. These go from 1937 to 1950. There are images of The Trail to Ghost Town, Ghost Town with Blacksmith Shop and Livery Stable, The Jail, The Market, Virginia's Gift Shop, The Covered Wagon, Marion and Toni's Sport Shop, and The Little Chapel By The Lake. There is a map and directions inside as well. On the back cover there are colorful interior photos of The Steakhouse Indian Room and the General Merchandise Store in Ghost Town.
The other booklet is from the Steak House Restaurant at Knott's Berry Farm. The cover has an image of Geronimo from the original painting in the Indian Room. Inside are the plans for a new restaurant called Buffalo Steak Restaurant. There are messages from Walter Knott and Dwight ''Andy'' Anderson. There are images of artwork and Indian Relics in the Indian Room including a Washoe Indian Papoose by Paul V. Klieben, a rare unfinished woven rug, and a painting of Sitting Bull. There is an interior view of The Indian Room, a Birds Eye View illustration of Knotts Berry Farm, the Charcoal Broiler, the Patio, the Indian Room, and the Ice Cream Shop. There is a menu page with prices. There are images of a show at The Covered Wagon Camp, The Music Hall, The Bottle House, and an interior view of the General Merchandise Store in Ghost Town. There is an image of Main Street in Ghost Town, the Mark Smith Horse Show Arena, a basket of jams & jellies, a map with directions, and the back cover has an image of Ghost Town Gold Mine.
These souvenir booklets measure about 9'' x 5-1/2''. The first one is in mint condition. The second one is excellent with a horizontal fold as pictured.