Cocktail Construction Matted Print
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Made in the U.S.A.
- 11 X 8 1/2 inches including the matting
Forest Service Region 8 Engineer Cleve Ketcham had a good sense of humor, and in 1974 he drew up this detailed and unique cocktail construction chart. Printed here on fine art paper, this high-resolution scanned artwork is a fun chart which makes an elegant educational and instructional decoration for the kitchen or bar.
As the nation's recordkeeper, 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, Engineer Cleve Ketcham's joke was in the mix, and someone must have thought that this record was just too good not be preserved in the National Archives.
Cleve "Red" Ketcham passed away in 2005 but has since been commemorated in the National Museum of Forest Service History.