21 Bale Salute


Receipt for 21 bales of hay, delivered January 28, 1924.

Found in "National Geographic Magazine," bound volumes January - June, 1916.


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Old New York

Bookmark featuring the skyline of New York, as drawn by Edwin Meeker.

Found in "George F. Johnson and His industrial Democracy" by William Inglis. Published by Huntington Press, 1935.

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Electric City


Carte de visite from the Griffin studio of Scranton PA. No writing or date on reverse.

Found in "John L. Stoddard's Lectures: Volume X" published by George L. Shuman, 1910.


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Rhubarb Crisp



Recipe for rhubarb crisp:

1 cup sifted flour
3/4 cup uncooked rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup melted butter or margarine
1 tsp. cinnamon

Fruit mixture

4 cups diced rhubarb
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup water
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix together crumb topping ingredients until crumbly. Press half of crumbs into greased 9" layer pan. Cover with rhubarb.

In small saucepan combine sugar, cornstarch, water and vanilla. Cook, stirring until thick and clear. Pour over rhubarb. Top with remaining crumbs.

Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) 1 hour. Cut in squares and serve warm, plain or with whipped cream. Makes 8 servings.

Found in "The State, The Family and Education" by Miriam E. David. Published by Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1980.



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Bitter Pill

Trade card advertising "Burdock Blood Bitters."

Found in "The Ladies' Repository: Volume 20" edited by The Rev. D.W. Clark. Published by Poe & Hitchcock, 1860.



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Lucky, Part 565


Small four leaf clover. Found in "My Study Fire" by Hamilton Wright Mabie. Published by Dodd, Mead and Company, 1893.



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