Saturday, January 21, 2023

Temperance Drinks ... 1850

It's Dry January, so here are over 25 drinks from Miss Beecher’s Domestic Receipt Book. NY: 1850. Image (click to enlarge) of coffee urn cart with free bread, from a temperance group. Harper's Weekly. NY: 1880.

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Tidal mills videos

Mills run on tidal movements are described in several taped talks and animation.

Upcoming - 5 hours on watermills this Saturday; and talk on MLK day on Georgia Gilmore who cooked to raise money for the civil rights movement.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Twelfth Night Cake period images

Queen Victoria's 30 inch-diameter "Twelfth Cake," 1849, is the first of many images of Twelfth Night cakes, other food/drinks and activities for Twelfth Night (Jan 6). Click images to enlarge.

Sunday, January 1, 2023

New Year’s Day in New Amsterdam

This 1870 artwork by George Henry Boughton depicts the visits on New Year's day - with no "wines, brandy wines, or beers" and ... no shooting guns or beating drums.