Coin Purses

1930? Coin purse advertising Luis Knierim Café.  "Restaurant and Furnished Rooms for Gentlemen Only."  Wheeling, West Virginia.  Image of "The Frog and the Mouse."  Gift of Susan Carlson, May, '22.

Now here is a first.  A coin purse!  There is an irony here.  "The Frog and the Mouse" is a story of ugly hospitality.  After the host mouse shows great hospitality to the guest frog, the host frog drowns the guest mouse -- but pays for it in the end by being supper for a hawk.  Not the best advertisement for furnished rooms!