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Pear on Antique German Cookbook kyle dreier - food photographer
"A spread from Elizabeth E. Morton’s (née Tomlinson’s) copy of John Todd's Index Rerum, this an 1862 printing that had initially been used by her husband William D. Morton for the purpose for which the book was designed. ... William dies, his widow Elizabeth uses the abandoned book’s empty pages to copy out inspirational and comforting extracts from poetry, spiritual and other reading (Carlyle, Emerson, Humboldt, Lucy Larcom, et al)."
A-man-of-war-by-moses-sperry---back. A double sided page from the diary of Moses Sperry started in 1801. This is a leaf out of the diary of Moses Sperry who lived in Southbury, Connecticut and which he drafted in Indian-ink. The principal image is the iconic English Man-of-War, The Royal Sovereign beneath which military skirmishes are detailed in which British soldiers appear to be under attack from American soldiers who are aboard a smaller vessel without sail.