Cocktail Construction Wallet
Cocktail Construction Wallet
Cocktail Construction Wallet
Cocktail Construction Wallet

Cocktail Construction Wallet

  • National Archives Store Exclusive
  • Kiss clasp
  • With plenty of credit card slots and a transparent compartment for an ID, this slimline wallet is a fun and unique item. It has a zippered compartment for coins, a section for bills and is just what you need for a night on the town.

  • Forest Service Region 8 Engineer Cleve Ketcham had a good sense of humor, and in 1974, he drew up this detailed cocktail construction chart. 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.