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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • KEEP CLEAN WPA POSTER, 1939

Washington Pork: 1925

Washington Pork: 1925

"D.D. Collins." Another circa 1925 scene from the O Street Market in Washington. Who wants ham? National Photo Co. Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Kosher? No.

Yummy? YES!

Thank You Sylvan Goldman

In 1937 an Oklahoman named above dreamed up the first design for a shopping cart on wheels with two wire baskets, one high and one low. It was patented on March 15, l938. His hunch was that people would buy more if they had an easier way to get their groceries to the checkout counter and that proved to be 100% accurate. Later, other people got patents for their version of a similar object, but Sylvan was first. He was born in 1898 and lived to the age of 86 (1984). This WILL BE on the test.

Achh! The smell of that aroma!

Just by the way the photo looks the smell of all that beautiful meat brings tears to my nose! It's almost like walking past a house in the wintertime and someone is burning cherry wood in the fireplace. You just have to stop for a few moments and absorb the smell.

Aunt Izzy

Yes, my Aunt Izzy had a smokehouse out back where she cured hams and sausage here in Georgia. Very tasty, and wonderfully low-tech.

Re: curing ham

Ah, dry-cured ham! If you've only ever had the wet-cured (likely brine injected) variety, do yourself a favor and splurge on a dry-cured ham. They're absolutely delicious.

How can this be?

Whites serving Blacks? Whites standing in line behind Blacks? Blacks and Whites smiling? All seemingly getting along? What gives here?

Market Basket

Everyone has one! I went shopping last night for groceries, bringing along my reusable bags -- what I really like about them is that they carry a lot and decrease the number of bags I have to lug home. Everything old is new I guess.

I love your title -- that's Washington pork that I approve of! Maybe some good Virginia ham, hmmm.

 
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