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    Warming Cracker/Cold Water Cracker, G.H. Bent Co.: While the name is deceiving, these soft crackers made with cold water are heated to go nicely with tea or coffee and have been around since the 19th century.

    Various bottles of fruit shrubs, 19th century hot weather drinks

    19th Century Cookery: Chicken and Maccaroni

    18th century punch recipes.

    Swedish Sugar Chest, Late 18th Century Transforming sugar into bite-size form is a technical challenge. Beginning in the Middle Ages, sugar loaves were first crushed with a sugar hammer and reduced to handy pieces with a cutting device. After crushing, the lumps of sugar were cut into serving-size pieces with a sugar nip, which resembles a set of pliers. Sugar chests like the one on display, which was used to break the sugar loaves, were an indication of nobility up until the 19th century...

    How To Make Homemade Chai Tea

    Occupation. Woodworker civil war era fashion

    Steamboat Arabia - pictures by David Jolley - silverware and coffee grinders

    Tea Cakes, Vanilla and Chocolate! 1889 Leadville, CO Congregational Church

    Mathew B. Brady was born May 18, 1822. He was one of the most celebrated 19th century American photographers and is best known for his documentation of the American Civil War. He is credited with being the father of photojournalism. Photo: Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside (reading newspaper) with Mathew B. Brady (nearest tree) at Army of the Potomac headquarters

    19th century Kitchen Utensils

    From the House of Sprague, Warner & Co., a Civil War-era grocery store at 14 State St. in Chicago that became the $17 billion global food and clothing enterprise known today as the Sara Lee Corporation.

    Copycat Cracker Barrel Fried Apples

    U.S. Sanitary Commission photo

    Edwin Booth, one of the most admired actors of the 19th century. Older brother of John Wilkes Booth, he saved Robert Todd Lincoln's life when Lincoln fell on the train tracks at a station in New Jersey at the height of the Civil War. EDWIN BOOTH 1864

    3 U. S. sanitary Commission checks 1864 Boston, Ma

    Good old hardtack. Preservation through cooking/dehydrating and salt. This is the ancestor of gourmet biscuits or crackers. Will last for many years.

    Oven roasted cinnamon sugar almonds: 1 egg white, 1 tsp cold water, 4 c whole almonds, 1/2 c sugar, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon