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Pic of the Week: Dedicated to Their Husbands and Gentlemen Friends.

Today’s Pic of the Week comes from the Library’s collection of American church, club, and community cookbooks. The picture featured is the cover of the 1889 Cooks in Clover: Reliable Recipes, compiled by the Ladies of the North Reformed Church (Passaic, New Jersey). This cookbook is “dedicated to their husbands and gentlemen friends.” Selections from […]

Cockles, Motto Lozenges, and Sweethearts

I was recently at a dinner party where the gracious hostess embellished the dining room table with Sweethearts, also known as Conversation Hearts and Sweet Talks. As you can imagine, the guests questioned the history of these sweethearts and turned to me for an answer. I promised that when I returned to the Library that […]

Pic of the Week: Super Bowl I

Are you ready for some football? This week’s Pic of the Week comes from the Library’s Prints and Photographs collection and features a photograph taken during the first  Super Bowl game. The Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs battled it out at the Los Angeles Coliseum January 15, 1967- with the Packers claiming victory […]

The Economy: In One Volume

For my first post of February 2011, I wanted to give a heads up for a publication that I find very useful.  Coming out this month from the Council of Economic Advisers is the Economic Report of the President.   This publication, published annually since 1947,  gives an overview of the nation’s economic progress along with […]

Weight Loss Through the Ages

My mother has tried nearly every contemporary diet ever conceived, which has resulted in her becoming a collector of diet books. Through my mother’s obsession with diet programs, I have become familiar with a variety of weight loss fads and trends–from the Cabbage Soup Diet to the Blood Type Diet, and from the Flat Belly […]