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Culinary ephemera :an illustrated history /William Woys Weaver.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Weaver, William Woys, 1947-
Publication
Berkeley : University of California Press
Publisher Series
California studies in food and culture ;
California studies in food and culture ; v. 30
Contents
Preface: Seduced by yum-yum -- Introduction: Why culinary ephemera? -- Almanacs and calendars -- Americans abroad -- Beer, wine, and other drinking ephemera -- Broadsides, handbills, and posters -- Brochures and advertising literature -- Business cards -- Diet and health -- Labels -- Match covers -- Menus -- Postcards -- Recipe books and product pamphlets -- Sheet music -- Stoves, canning, and cooking classes -- Trade cards -- Valentines and mottos -- Wrappers and packaging -- Wild cards -- Epilogue: The legacy of yum-yum.
Date
c2010.
Description
"This collection, a trove of designs, appealing colors, and forgotten motifs that stir the imagination, features an unprecedented assortment of ephemera, or paper collectibles, related to food. It includes images of postcards, match covers, menus, labels, posters, brochures, valentines, packaging, advertisements, and other materials from nineteenth- and twentieth-century America. It follows this paper trail to broader themes in American social history such as diet and health, alcoholic beverages, and Americans abroad."--Publisher.
xiii, 299 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 22 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-289) and index.
Library and Archives purchase, 2014.
ISBN
0520259777 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780520259775 (cloth : alk. paper)
GUSN
303561
Call Number
Stacks GT2853.U5 W43 2010
Descriptive terms
Cooking, American History.
Dinners and dining History.
Food habits History.
Printed ephemera Food.

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