Monday, August 27, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
Peach picking in Delaware, 1878 and Georgia, 1887. In addition to closeup details of baskets, staff, ladders, wagons and sorting table, there are pictures of Peach Houses and instructions how to dry the peaches in Peach Kilns and ovens, and recipe for Peach Pickles, 1774.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Corn on the cob.... as street food.... in 1808... The girl is selling corn on the cob that was boiled in the husks and served with salt on the streets of New York City. Adding a bit of butter with the salt is not new...
Sunday, August 5, 2012
An exercise chair with inner springs (illustrations below) from early 18th century was used by diverse people from the author of the novel Pamela, John Wesley, the children of King George III and prisoners to James Bond...