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  • Subject is exactly "History of Food and Drink"
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While Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil was marketed until the 1940s and 1950s, the particular trade card in this collection most likely dates to the late…
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A rare piece of Prohibition-era cocktailiana, presenting recipes for 72 concoctions listed alphabetically from Alexander to Woodstock, in a"slide…
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Recipe book written in England in 1731. At least two authors-names unknown. Recipes focus largely on delicacies, not on staple meals, and home remedies.
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The Hertford Receipt Book is a recipe book written in Hertford, England (a county town of Hertfordshire) from 1800 to 1833. The recipes were…
TX717.K6_1823.pdf

484 pages
Ms2012_007_CooleyFlyer_001.jpg

Single-page advertising flyer for J. E. Cooley, merchant, New York, NY, dated 1863. Flyer lists prices for a wide range of grocery items, including…
Ms2013_060_TippettWilliam_1864_0317a.jpg

The collection consists of a single letter from Sgt William S. Tippett to his wife, Maggie. Written from a parole camp in Annapolis, Maryland, the…
Ms2018_011_RuleJoseph_Letter_1864_1216a.jpg

Letter written by Joseph Rule from his camp at Petersburg, Virginia, December 15th, 1864 to his friend Silas. Letter details Rule's Company B, 50th…
TX551.S64_1873.pdf

485 pages
Ms2013_028_GarfieldTea.jpg

Garfield Tea (Stillman Remedies Co.) table top advertisement, 1880s, likely c.1885?

At the earliest, this item probably dates to around 1885, four…
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