Cocktail Construction Alexander Plate
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Made in the U.S.A.
- 6 X 6 inches
A great conversation piece, the classic "Alexander," was drawn on the Cocktail Chart illustrated by Forest Service employee Cleve Ketcham in 1974. Singled out as a design on this glass plate, the Alexander plate makes a fun addition to the bar.
As the nation's record-keeper, the National Archives holds in trust the records of all the branches of government, including the Department of Agriculture Forest Service. It seems that when the Forest Service records from 1974 were pulled for storage, Ketcham's joke was in the mix, and someone must have thought that this record was just too good not to be preserved in the National Archives.
Cleve "Red" Ketcham passed away in 2005, but he has since been commemorated in the National Museum of Forest Service History.