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Do You Recognize Me? Klapper Studio New York: Cabinet Card of a Performing Artist

Do you Recognize me?

     She was found in a box of photographs. For the most part they were all unidentified, but I suspect someone out there might know who this performer is--if so, please share. Klapper is also proving a bit difficult to track down, which is rare. Usually, there is some obtainable information about photographers. If I find anything, I will be sure to update. Until then, enjoy. Best, Pat Earnest 9 September 2015 Dover, Delaware   PPPPSSSTTT: As always, tell your friends about Passed Time. We love to hear from new people. 

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1882 Recipe for Liquorice Tea

Liquorice Tea 

Bruise half a dozen sticks of liquorice, pour a pint of boiling water over them, and let them steep, under a close cover, until the water is cold. 

This was found under the "Preparations for Invalids" section, but does not say when one should drink "liquorice" tea or what symptoms it might treat. 

Taken from The Practical Cook Book; Containing Upwards of One Thousand Receipts: Consisting of Directions for Selecting, Preparing and Cooking all Kinds of Meats, Fish, Poultry, and Game, Soups, Breads, Vegetables and Salads. Also for the Making of all Kinds of Plain and Fancy Breads, Pastries, Puddings, Cakes, Creams, Ices, Jellies, Preserves, Marmalades, etc. etc. etc. Together with Various Miscellaneious Receipts, and Numerous Preparations for Invalids. By Mrs. Bliss, Philadephia, E. Claxton and Company, 920 Market Street, 1882. page. 288

Middle Child-ism Number One

   As I was studying the Gemrig family, known for providing the Union Army with surgical instruments during the Civil War, I was reminded of a moment with my kids. Our middle child usually is a quiet and laid back kind of kid. He is frequently found lost in his own thoughts and adrift in his own little world. He can, well...he marches to his own drum. Let's just leave it at that.  

    When the children were young I took them to a Civil War reenactment. We entered a tent where two soldiers were rolling around on cots in obvious pain. Another was sitting dazedly against a center post. A long table was set up, littered with various surgical instruments and next to that table was a bucket strewn with body parts. Two men stood behind the table, their aprons bloodied, when one of them asked my kids, "Can you tell what I do?" Before anyone else could speak, Middle Child proudly piped up, "You are a chef!"  

Best, Pat Earnest Dover, Delaware 27 August 2015

1841 Doggerel Poetry from Anonymous Springville Author
Nineteenth Century Doggerel Poetry   Bursts of creative poetry can appear in the strangest of places. A "poet" wrote the following two rhymes in a daybook (a book of handwritten daily business transactions) that dates mid-nineteenth century and is probably from Pennsylvania. The poet should have stopped with the first line of the first poem:   I never lik[e] the task of writing In a book for public eye But a Friend that I delight in Evry [sic] way to Please I'll try.   To Miss [blank] When thou are home midst pleasure of I would have the[e] some times to think of me And may I cause to live whenever I forget to think of thee.     The second poem reads:   Love Love is a feeling none can well [illegible word that ends "cain"] Tho it prevails in evry [sic] action of our Life Love is a passion we defy in vain As it will come despit[e] of evry strife.   Love is a passion then in some as pure As the fresh tears it causes apt to flow Love is a malady that naught can cure It is an ill that comes to high and low.   The poet was probably too embarrassed to sign his name, but he ended "Springville, July 7, 1841."   Nicky Pickert  
Acid[ic] Drinks 1882 Used for Fever

Acid Drinks

     1. Pour half a pint of boiling water upon one table-spoonful of the best TAMARINDS, cover them closely, and let them steep until they are cold.

     2. Pour half a pint of boiling water upon one table-spoonful of CURRANT JELLY, and stir until the jelly is all dissolved. 

     3. CRANBERRIES and BARBERRIES may be used in the same way to make very refreshing acid drinks for persons recovering from fevers. Pat Earnest, Dover, Delaware 24 August 2015

Taken from The Practical Cook Book; Containing Upwards of One Thousand Receipts: Consisting of Directions for Selecting, Preparing and Cooking all Kinds of Meats, Fish, Poultry, and Game, Soups, Breads, Vegetables and Salads. Also for the Making of all Kinds of Plain and Fancy Breads, Pastries, Puddings, Cakes, Creams, Ices, Jellies, Preserves, Marmalades, etc. etc. etc. Together with Various Miscellaneious Receipts, and Numerous Preparations for Invalids. By Mrs. Bliss, Philadephia, E. Claxton and Company, 920 Market Street, 1882. page 286

Circa 1940s recipe for Shrimps Lamaze from the Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia

This is the recipe, also shown in a longer article on Passed Time if you want backstory. I would love to credit the newspaper that contained this clipping, but I cannot find it. In any event, enjoy. Pat Earnest Dover, Delaware 19 August 2015

PS--Feel free to share this, but we would really appreciate any credit coming to Passed Time. 

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Recipe for "Pinwheel Loaf" by Helen Millham of Fullerton, Pennsylvania

     The following recipe is a contribution made by Helen Millham of Fullerton, Pennsylvania, to an anonymous newspaper. As it turns out, Millham was a somewhat prolific writer who contributed not only recipes, but advice and anecdotes to periodicals across America. (full Passed Time article) Enjoy the recipe. Pat Earnest Dover, Delaware 17 August 2015

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(Link) Jack Nicholson Getting Pumped for the Big Scene in the Shining

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(Link) Ghost Town Emerges from Lake Mead

  Some of my fondest memories are of camping out on Lake Mead with my grandfather (inarguably the best grandfather in the world) and grandmother (ditto), as well as my parents and sometimes a uncle or two. My younger brother was there too, but as the oldest child it was my duty to consider him a hindrance, as such, I don't remember his involvement much. Of course, he was very young and probably not allowed to do the activities in which I was involved. 

  Even now, more than a third of a century later, I can remember hearing coyotes yipping in the background at night, the pleasure of sitting around the campfire while the adults chatted, fishing with grandpa and dad, and walking around looking for rattlers and scorpions, just to look. But the best of all? Grandpa took us to a little store and bought us packs of Wrigley's chewing gum. Nothing can make a kid feel as special as a grandparent treating you to something not allowed in the family home.*

   Although the thought of a ghost town being revealed is exciting, having such remarkable memories attached to Lake Mead makes the event bittersweet at best. 

*If there are kids reading this, you parents are right and sugar will rot your teeth. 

Link to Ghost Town Emerges from Lake Mead as reported on CNN by unknown author. 

Celebrities and their Victorian Counterparts

From Conan O'Brien to Peter Dinklage, celebrities just seem to have a thing for time travel. Here are some photos from my collection of even more famous time travelers. 

Matthew Lillard 

 

I had a hard time finding a good comparison photo. It seems Mr. Lillard does not like keeping a straight face.

Shia LaBeouf 

 

Actual time traveler Shia LaBeouf.

Museum says missing Nazi submarine mystery solved

A Danish war museum says it found German U-boat U-3523 embedded on the sea floor, quashing years of speculation.

 

 

The Face of a Monster: America's Frankenstein

The Paperback of the The Face of a Monster: America's Frankenstein by Patricia Earnest Suter at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $25 or more!

USS Indianapolis wreckage found 72 years later - CNN Video

The remains of the USS Indianapolis, which delivered parts of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, and was later sunk by a Japanese submarine, have been found.

 

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Top 5 Mistakes Made by Game Company Executives

 

Modern Tabletop Arcades

 

Ahead of Their Time: Discontinued Game Consoles

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Siberia: Medieval Mummies From Mystery Arctic Civilization Discovered in Zelenyy Yar Necropolis

Two medieval mummies from a mystery Arctic civilization have been discovered at the edge of Siberia. The remains of an adult and baby were found in the Zelenyy Yar necropolis, an archaeological complex first discovered in 1997, and were covered in copper-with the adult having been plated from head to

 

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BibleRescue - Reuniting famly bibles with family

The family bible is a family's connection to the past and future. It connects an entire family across generations to their history, to their faith and provides an understanding of who their ancestors were. Family bibles often contain locks of hair, photographs, newspaper articles in addition to names, dates of birth, death and marriages.

 

 

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Fastnacht Day: February 28 at

York County History Center

Fastnacht Day will be celebrated at the York County History Center’s Historical Society Museum on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. – noon. The Friends of the History Center will serve fastnachts, coffee, tea and hot chocolate at the Museum, located at 250 E. Market Street, York.

This free event is held each year as the Friends’ “thank you” to the community for their support throughout the year. Fastnacht Day originated with Pennsylvania Germans on Shrove Tuesday, when all fat had to be removed from the home before Lent.

The Friends hold fundraising events all year to benefit the programs and exhibits of the History Center.

 

York County History Center Closed January 26-27, 2017

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Did colonial courthouse windows end up in the Dover area?

Jonathan Mifflin turns down York County post

York, Pa., really is the center of the universe, especially when you consider its place in historical events. Local historian June Lloyd looks at how things have converged on our hometown, past and present.

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Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society | Preserving the culture of Mennonite-related faith communities in Lancaster County

Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society has added a new field trip to the 2016 schedule of events. Get a new view of historic sights in Lancaster and Lebanon with the upcoming field trip, "The Trail of Greenywalt's Boys."

 

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Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs

 

African American History Month programs among 18 special events at the museums of the State of Delaware during February 2018

 

Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs to sponsor eight free programs during January 2018

 

Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs to sponsor 21 special programs during the 2017 winter-holiday season

 

“Doctor Who and William Penn” to be presented at Dover, Del.’s Old State House on Aug. 19, 2017

 

Newsletter of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs July 28, 2017 * Volume 10, Issue 7

 

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Online survey seeks public input regarding the preservation of historic places in Delaware

 

Newsletter of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs June 1, 2017 * Volume 10, Issue 5

 

Zwaanendael Maritime Celebration: “A Sailor’s Life for Me” in Lewes, Del. on May 27 and 28, 2017

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Newsletter of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs March 27, 2017 * Volume 10, Issue 3

 

Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs to sponsor 14 free programs during March 2017

 

New exhibit now open at Lewes, Del.’s Zwaanendael Museum

 

“Listen Up! African-American History” program Rescheduled

 

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Virginia Tech was not the worst school massacre in U.S. history. This was.

That spring morning in 1927 could not have been more beautiful, one of the students would later recall. The Bath Consolidated School just outside East Lansing, Mich., was holding final exams, but before the morning bell rang on May 18, 1927, children ran and played outside. Peals of laughter could be heard.

 

WWII veteran's remains return home after missing 74 years

ATLANTA (AP) - More than 70 years ago, a U.S. Army plane dubbed "Hot as Hell" was headed for India on a supply mission. It never arrived, and no one went looking for the doomed aircraft or the eight men on board because military officials had no way of pinpointing where it went down.

Sword belonging to commander of black Civil War unit found

BOSTON (AP) - The sword that belonged to the commanding officer of the first all-black regiment raised in the North during the U.S. Civil War has been recovered after being lost to history for more than 150 years. The British-made sword carried into battle by Col.

 

'America's Frankenstein': Book to examine Philly's 'first mass murderer'

An upcoming book seeks to find the links between the fable of Frankenstein and a brutal Philadelphia mass murder that occurred nearly 50 years after the release of the famous novel. In "The Face of a Monster: America's Frankenstein," Delaware author Patricia Earnest Suter revisits the gruesome killings of eight people at the hands of Anton Probst in 1866.

Jaw-dropping discovery: Soldier's diary retells WWI horrors

Norman Gray, a fresh-faced 19-year-old was shipped off to France in 1914 to fight in World War I. Now his diary resurfaced, documenting the horrors of war.

 

 

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