While I’m not really updating this Tumblr any more, I now have a very similar one that I am updating — Some Old Jokes. Please come visit.
From Wit and Wisdom: Jokes, Conundrums, Sentiments, and Aphorisms, 1860
This bookplate from the front of the 1907 publication Eggs and Egg Farms: Trustworthy Information Reguarding the Successful Production of Eggs—The Construction Plans of Poultry Buildings and the Methosd of Feeding That Make Egg Farming Most Profitable is the lovelist thing I have seen today.
Hudson Maxim’s spaghetti from The Stag Cook Book: Written for Men by Men.
I know I have neglected to post for several months, but this seems like the appropriate place to share some excellent things I’ve found recently on Google Books.
“To My Mother, I Dedicate This Work. She gave me a predisposition to dyspepsia, but with it the control of my appetites; so that I think the inherited weakness has proved a moral advantage. Not one of my readers will more fully appreciate every though, and not one will vouchsafe a more hearty blessing to every good intention. The vision of her benignant face away there in the old home, and the thought that she constatntly muses of her absent son, awakens my best impulses. To merit and enjoy her loving approval is my richest reward.”
— Dio Lewis, Talks About People’s Stomachs
6. April: Joe has baby brother. He and Walt walked down the street with us. Fields were burning back of Donnely’s. Went to Dennisville with daddy. Got ice-cream. Mother has cold.
7. April: Got off at Dorchester and came home with Mrs. Chance. Went to Lessburg to Ralph’s. Larkin Club here. Had deviled ham. Janice came up, with Aunt Lillie.
8. April: Made cake instead of taking musics. Served at the Fashion Show. Washed dishes. Took Louise car (?) home. Got hair cut. Aunt Mattie at Millville with mother. Bob read Bible. On refreshment committee.
6. April: Mother has cold. Joe has baby brother. He and Walt walked down the street with us. Fields were burning back of Donnely’s. Went to Dennisville with daddy. Got ice-cream.
7. April: Got off at Dorchester and came home with Mrs. Charles. Went to Leesburg to Ralph’s. Larkin Club (?) here. Had deviled ham. Jancie came up with Aunt Lillie.
8. April: On refreshement committee. Made cake instead of taking music. Served at the Fashion Show. Washed dishes. Took Louise Cox home. Got hair cut. Aunt Mattie at Millville with Mother. Bob read Bible.