Saturday, October 25, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
I love pumpkin pie! Also pumpkin bread, and just plain pumpkin as a side dish.
I have pumpkin pie for breakfast. I think that works as I don't use much sugar, relying on stevia for the sweetness and just a little molasses to give the sweetness some depth.
The page of pumpkins is from Everitt's 1894 catalog. My second favorite name here is Winter Luxury. The sort of name to make a pumpkin lover purr.
This excerpt from Currie Brothers 1906 catalog has the Quaker Pie pumpkin, too.
On the other hand, the name Golden Oblong doesn't hack it.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
My area of the country has old Grange Halls everywhere.
I pass one heading towards the We-Lik-It ice cream stand, there is one on the way to Lowe's although maybe that was sold and turned into a church, and this one is on the way to the Post Office. The Grangers have pie sales before the holidays! Other than that I am not really familiar with what they do nowadays. I somehow thought of it as a 4H for adults with a social component.
The Connecticut Granges: An Historical Account of the Rise and Growth of the Patrons of Husbandry : Sketches of the State, Pomona, and Subordinate Granges of Connecticut, with Valuable Statistics, Notices of Prominent Members, Portraits, and Illustrations
This illustration is shown full size at the bottom of the blog. A library of Congress image originally, this version seems color enhanced and cleaned up a bit.
I found this image after I got the inaccurate idea that J.A. Everitt had something to do with the Grange movement. I don't think he did. The Grange movement is interesting though! Wikipedia will get you filled in, and there is a ton of stuff on the web, both old and new, if you want more.
I had fun poking around eBay for Grange ephemera! You could try to collect Grange ribbons; they'd make a jolly display with pleasant feelings attached.
This first one has a great lithograph, "I Feed You All".
Sunday, October 19, 2014
The third power: farmers to the front - self published in 1903 and later editions were self published for years.
These illustrations are from the 1907 edition. I was so surprised to see them!! The earlier copies I had viewed were without any illustrations.
I wish I could find more information about the man. I have come across more than an average number of court cases involving him - he is sometimes in the wrong, and sometimes in the right.
One snippet from Floral News, or some industry magazine like that, said he was the first seedsman who was sent to jail to serve a term! Can I find any info about that? No. (At least not at the level of search I am interested in doing :-)
This first illustration is odd. The rest are good, rather folky, propaganda. The sincere message he tries to convey in the series comes through. I wonder what he would have said about the reason for adding them at this late date.