Culinary ephemera :an illustrated history /William Woys Weaver.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-303561

Description

xiii, 299 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 22 cm., "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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Printed ephemera Food.
Food habits History.
Cooking, American History.
Dinners and dining History.

Originator

Weaver, William Woys, 1947-

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.

Publication

Berkeley : University of California Press

Publisher Series

California studies in food and culture ; v. 30
California studies in food and culture ;

Description

xiii, 299 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 22 cm.
"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.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-289) and index.
Library and Archives purchase, 2014.

ISBN

9780520259775 (cloth : alk. paper)
0520259777 (cloth : alk. paper)

Call Number

Stacks GT2853.U5 W43 2010