The 1850 City Cries book of Philadelphia contained this image and description below. By this time great amounts were raised in Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey and watermelons sold for 1/4 less than 20 years before. The new type, called Spanish Watermelon was the most popular.
Monday, June 24, 2019
Watermelon street sellers in Philadelphia
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Labels: Cries, Pennsylvania, Watermelon
Monday, June 10, 2019
"When they fall ill -- of course they must"
This 1861 sketch "dining under difficulties" depicted the large hoop skirt dilemma; but food "dripping with grease," bread made with "strong alkalies" and twenty dishes at breakfast lead to taking "loads of all the medicines."
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Monday, June 3, 2019
19th century Strawberry Parties
During strawberry season the demand "is enormous" and in an 1857 article they sold for 12 or 15 cents a quart so "even the moderately rich buy berries daily." Maryland Strawberry Parties 1831-2 and Jane Austen
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Labels: Maryland Food History, Strawberries
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