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'Staches and Spirits
'Staches and Spirits

On Thursday, October 16, 2014, the Young Friends of HSP hosted a 'Staches and Spirits party at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Date posted: 10/27/14
Reading Terminal Market: Then and Now
Reading Terminal Market has long been known to sell some of the most affordable, high-quality, fresh cuts of meat in the city. This photograph is dated December 24, 1944. Shoppers looking for fresh turkeys on Christmas Eve were out of luck! (Philadelphia Record Photograph Morgue Collection).

This photo album is part of the blog series, A Philly Foodie Explores Local History, which connects Philadelphia history with food-related treasures uncovered in the archive of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Date posted: 9/17/14
A Brief History of Pennsylvania Peaches
Peaches from Beechwood Orchards, in Biglerville, Pennsylvania, which happens to be located in the historic South Mountain peach belt!

This photo album is part of the blog series, A Philly Foodie Explores Local History, which connects Philadelphia history with food-related treasures uncovered in the archive of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 

Date posted: 9/2/14
Foodlore of the Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch
Apple dumplings and sticky buns made straight from the 1934 "Pennsylvania Dutch Cookbook of Fine Old Recipes" by Leonard S. Davidow.

This photo album is part of the blog series, A Philly Foodie Explores Local History, which connects Philadelphia history with food-related treasures uncovered in the archive of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 

Date posted: 8/27/14
Visiting Philadelphia's Historic Italian Market
Family members in front of their business Anastasio Seafood: (from left to right) Janet, Paula, Susan, Sharon, Andrew, and his mother Janet as photographed by Joseph V. Labolito in 1991 (Penrose Collection). You can find a brief biography of the business in the next photo.

This photo album is part of the blog series, A Philly Foodie Explores Local History, which connects Philadelphia history with food-related treasures uncovered in the archive of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 

Date posted: 8/20/14
A Foodie's Unconventional History of Advertising
1882 Steinman & Co illustration of spoons. Look at the detail in this illustration; Who knew such a simple thing could earn so much attention?

This photo album is part of the blog series, A Philly Foodie Explores Local History, which connects Philadelphia history with food-related treasures uncovered in the archive of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 

Date posted: 8/13/14