Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Yay! Ebay!

We bought some awesome stuff on Ebay yesterday and I just had to show everyone... I will totally share some of the stuff out of the notebook on here when I get it next week in the mail!!! There are pictures following the descriptions, they are just the pictures off of ebay, but it gives you an idea of why I'm so excited!

HOWS AND WHYS OF COOKING HALLIDAY AND NOBLE. THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO HOME ECONOMICS SERIES. COPYRIGHT 1929. HARDCOVER 179 PAGES. WELL USED AND STUDIED BOOK, LOOSE SPINE, WRITING IN PENCIL SOME STAINING, NO MISSING PAGES.



This is an incredible collection of literally several hundred vintage recipes taken from the typewritten notes of an advanced home economics class at the University of Oklahoma during the years 1935-36. There are approximately 136 pages that are typed on 8 ½ x 11 inch papers and are in a metal-edged binder. Some of the rare and unique recipes are:
Rhubarb Punch
Cream of Cherry Soup
Steak & Kidney Pie
Marshmallow Peanut Brittle
Icebox Cake
Poinsettia Salad
Water Lily Salad
Chocolate Cornstarch
Welch Rarebit
Prune Pudding
Hard Soap
Mock Sweet Breads
Penuche
Loganberry Sherbet
Junket Ice Cream
Vinegar Taffy
Mint Dumplings
Ripe Olive Bread
Tomato Jelly
Creole Stew
The list goes on and on! The student wrote in some personal notes on some of the pages, including the cost of making the recipes. There are also some interesting charts included. The pages have some worn edges, some small tears and some spotting on them. They are somewhat fragile but very legible and usable, especially considering they are over 80 years old. This was a rare find from an estate sale.








2 comments:

Amy said...

Very cool!

mynewhomestead said...

Wow, that's amazing! I'm just a bit jealous. ;) Great blog by the way!