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Historical Cooking Books – 43 in a series – Cups and their customs by George Edwin Roberts (1863)

January 19th, 2020 No comments

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Historical Cooking Books – 43 in a series – Cups and their customs by George Edwin Roberts (1863)

Historical Cooking Books - 43 in a series - Cups and their customs by  George Edwin Roberts (1863)

Historical Cooking Books - 43 in a series - Cups and their customs by  George Edwin Roberts (1863)

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PREPACE.

The principal object of these pages is to furnisli a collection of recipes for the brewing of com- pound drinks, technically termed ” Cups/’ all of which have been selected with the most scrupu- lous attention to the rules of gastronomy, and their virtues tested and approved by repeated trials. These we are inclined to put into type, from a belief that, if they were more generally adopted, it would be the means of getting rid of a great deal of that stereotyped drinking which at present holds sway at the festive boards of England. In doing this, we have endeavoured to simplify the matter as much as possible, adding such hints and remarks as may prove serviceable to the uninitiated, whilst we have discarded a goodly number of modern com- pounds as unpalatable and unscientific. As, in this age of progress, most things are raised to the position of a science, we see no reason why

Bacclianology (if the term please our readers) should not hold a respectable place, and be entitled to its due mead of praise ; so, by way of introduction, we have ventured to take a cursory glance at the customs which have been attached to drinking from the earliest periods to the present time. This, however, we set forth as no elaborate history, but only as an arrange- ment of such scraps as have from time to time fallen in our way, and have helped us to form ideas of the social manners of bygone times.

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January 3rd, 2020 Comments off

Top 25 Products from 2019 from Douglas E. Welch Photography and Design

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January 2nd, 2020 Comments off

The Man Who Recorded The World via Library of Congress Blog

January 2nd, 2020 Comments off
 

For decades, Alan Lomax traveled across America, the Caribbean and Europe, with a recorder and a camera in hand, trying to document traditional folk cultures before they disappeared.

Lomax was, in fact, the most famous American folklorist of the 20th century — the first person to record blues greats Muddy Waters and Lead Belly, the man who took down the oral histories of Jelly Roll Morton and Woody Guthrie, the chronicler of religious rites in Haiti and “ring shout” rituals from the Sea Islands off the Atlantic coast.

In his notebooks, Lomax documented his encounters with performers, his extensive travel and his collaborations with famous figures such as Pete Seeger, Zora Neale Hurston and his folklorist father, John Lomax. The Lomax family, friends and colleagues transcribed many of the performances and interviews he undertook during his years of fieldwork — including his stint as a Library employee from 1937 to 1942.

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Happy Public Domain Day 2020! via Boing Boing

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Jennifer Jenkins from the Duke Center for the Public Domain writes, “January 1, 2020 is Public Domain Day! Works published in 1924 are entering the US public domain. They include George Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ and ‘Fascinating Rhythm,’ silent films by Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd, and Thomas Mann’s ‘The Magic Mountain,’ E. M. Forster’s ‘A Passage to India,’ and A. A. Milne’s ‘When We Were Very Young.’ These works were supposed to go into the public domain in 2000, after being copyrighted for 75 years. But before this could happen, Congress hit a 20-year pause button and extended their copyright term to 95 years. See what will (finally) be open to all!”
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My Los Angeles 82: My Los Angeles 82: Chop Suey Signage in Little Tokyo via Instagram

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December 29th, 2019 Comments off

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Christmas Past – 25 and end of a series – Santa Claus (1898) – G.A. Smith | BFI National Archive

December 25th, 2019 Comments off

Christmas Past – 25 and end of a series – Santa Claus (1898) – G.A. Smith | BFI National Archive

Christmas Past - 25 and end of a series - Santa Claus (1898) - G.A. Smith | BFI National Archive

Made in 1898, G.A. Smith’s ‘Santa Claus’ is a film of considerable technical ambition and accomplishment for its period. It uses pioneering visual effects in its depiction of a visit from St. Nicholas.

A former magic lanternist and hypnotist, Smith was one of the first British film-makers to make extensive use of special effects to create fantastical scenes. It comes as little surprise that Smith corresponded with the French pioneer Georges Méliès at about this time, as the two men shared a common goal in terms of creating an authentic cinema of illusion. (Michael Brooke)



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Christmas Past – 23 in a series – The Christmas Tree by Winslow Homer (1858)

December 23rd, 2019 Comments off

Christmas Past – 23 in a series – The Christmas Tree by Winslow Homer (1858)

Christmas Past - 23 in a series - The Christmas Tree by Winslow Homer

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Christmas Past – 22 in a series – Modern Priscilla 1921-12 by Reginald F. Bolles

December 22nd, 2019 Comments off

Christmas Past – 22in a series – Modern Priscilla 1921-12 by Reginald F. Bolles

Christmas Past - 22in a series - Modern Priscilla 1921-12 by Reginald F. Bolles

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