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A Few Thanksgiving Menus

From Mrs. Rorer’s Vegetable Cookery and Meat Substitutes (1909): Mock Oyster Soup 1 bunch salsify 1 pint milk 1 quart water 1 sliced onion 1 bay leaf 1 tbs butter 1 tbs flour 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper Scrape the salsify; throw it at once into cold water to prevent discoloration; ; cut it …

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Newport Undressed: Crafting the Gilded Age Wardrobe

Any of my lucky readers who have a chance to visit Newport this spring must stop by Rosecliff (the home of Tessie Oelrichs) for The Preservation Society of Newport County’s costume exhibit “Newport Undressed: Crafting the Gilded Age Wardrobe”. “We think of clothing as being cheap and disposable,” said exhibit curator Jessica Urick, the society’s …

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Featured Link: Museum of Childhood

Hosted by the Victoria & Albert, the Museum of Childhood is chock full of resources and links about the typical life of an Edwardian baby and child. At the turn of the century, new methods of child-rearing were promoted, helping to sever the link between the 20th century and the largely ignorant and superstitious beliefs …

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