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Welcoming Harley Spiller's Vintage Chinese Menu Collection To Cool Culinaria

Harley Spiller Photo: Vincent Laforet/The New York Times He says he’s just a guy who collects stuff but Harley Spiller is being modest. He has a legendary collection of Chinese menus and, for the first time, is making many of them available to Cool Culinaria’s online gallery. Dating from 1910, these menus have striking graphics, colorful imagery and provide a fascinating record of how Chinese food became a staple of American cuisine. With vastly differing styles reflecting diverse eras, they have been given a modern twist and are reproduced on giclee prints, stretched canvases, mugs and greetings cards. An acknowledged authority on Chinese food, Harley has been collecting Chinese menus for more than 30 years and now has an estimated...

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