Recipe for Poppy Seed Cake -

1 box instant vanilla pudding
1 box yellow cake mix
4 eggs
1 tea nutmeg
3/4 c oil
3/4 c sherry
Handful poppy seed

Beat 5 min
Bake 350 degrees 45 min

Found in "Louisa May Alcott: Dreamer and Worker" by Belle Moses. Published by D. Appleton, 1909.

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John Brown's Fort

Black and white photo of what I believe is an old firehouse. No writing or dates.

Edit: I should have started with a quick Google image search. It's John Brown's fort:


Found in "New York History: April 1997, Vol. LXXVII/2" published by the New York State Historical Association.

Here's the photo by itself:

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Friday Giveaway: 13 Classics - contest closed

Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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Good morning all - I often share scans and photos of interesting books (and other goodies) that pass through the shop on Twitter. I thought I would round up some of my favorites and share them on Facebook today, you should check it out.

In It To Win It

New York State Lottery instant scratch-off game. I honestly have no idea if it's a winner, I gave up trying to figure it out.

Found in (heh) "Die Broke" by Stephen M. Pollan. Published by Harper, 1997.

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Thanks, Bobo

Gift card:

To Mildred:
With love and a merry Christmas from "Bobo."

Found in "Manhood and Marriage" by Bernarr Macfadden. Published by Macfadden Publications, 1929.

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Giveaway winners

Three winners this week. First, via Twitter was @jmargalo. The last two were from Facebook, Melanie Forbis and Marco Toturro.

Thanks to everyone who entered, see you here next week.

Friday Giveaway: Signed copies of HANDWRITTEN RECIPES - contest closed

Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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