Monthly Archives: June 2013

Ice Cream Parlor as Front for Brothel

When I was working my way through some material on ice cream parlors the other day I found this…The New York State Senate appointed a committee to investigate police corruption in New York City in 1895. Nestled among over 5,000 … Continue reading

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Food for Children

Two books I have been reading recently have me thinking about food for children and how ideas about nutrition and proper diet have changed. From the 19th through the mid-20th centuries, for example, people thought about food in terms of … Continue reading

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Tea Room Menu, 1921

Browsing the New York Public Library’s amazing menu collection online, I found the menu from the Tea Room, Hochschild, Kohn, and Company, in Baltimore. On March 22, 1921 their daily specials included “Lenten Specials” with fish and egg dishes, and … Continue reading

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