Thanksgiving ~1943

Holiday Dinners and Kindly Good Cheer Brought to you by a 1943 Sunset magazine advert from the California Wine Board. Happy Thanksgiving! More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Thanksgiving Dinner ~1866 Remarks on Pie Making ~1866 Thanksgiving Pie “The Crown of the Feast”~1866

Summer Picnics ~1940s

Ho! To the Archives! Had a unique opportunity to tour the archives for the Command History Office at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. Admittedly, this is my first trip to an 'archives' other than the National Archives, where you get to stand in line to chance a peek at the Constitution. While less... Continue Reading →

Senate Beer ~1943

Happy Friday! No steak? No beefing if you've got Senate beer! Fun WWII advertisement that mentions rationing. The Christian Heurich Brewing Company, of Senate Beer fame, was founded in the 1870s and operated out of Foggy Bottom in Washington, D.C. It quickly became the largest brewer in D.C. Operations expanded under the founder, Christian Heurich, who... Continue Reading →

WWII Shredded Wheat ~1942

We Wives Are In The War. This is such a great find. Had to share. It's up to us to feed our loved ones nutritious food. "Every day a whole grain food," say Uncle Sam's Nutritional Authorities. And in delicious Nabisco Shredded Wheat you get all of whole wheat's energy. It is also a good... Continue Reading →

Life on the Swing Shift

Maxwell House WWII Advertisement. Here's a fascinating advert from 1943. They target women factory works - neat - during WWII working on what looks like and airplane. Here's the copy: Happy Monday! And remember... When life needs a lift, it's coffee time! More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Folding Napkins ~1872 Wanted: 500 Bakers ~1917... Continue Reading →

WWII Halloween Menu ~1943

Colorful WWII Halloween Menu. Happy Halloween, everyone! Here's a fascinating Halloween menu from World War II - its purpose was to be festive and improve morale. The chef deliberately chooses foods with fall colors. Notice the mention of rationing and food shortages. Read more about this menu's preparation here. Source: The Evening Star, 1943. More... Continue Reading →

Elmina’s Home Remedies – WWII

Video time! Elmina has an extensive list of home remedies for a variety of common ills. She mentions getting some of these from the local doctor and others from neighbors. Fascinating peek at self-care in the 1930s. More Fun Discoveries: Introduction: Elmina H. Allen's 1930s-1940s Homemade Cookbook Elmina Wins a Prize Elmina Shares Winning Strawberry... Continue Reading →

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