Friday Night with an unmarked box of Technicolor slides

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The 422nd Meeting of The Wine and Food Society, 1963

Wine and Food Society Meeting, 1963

Found this 1963 Meeting Menu of the Wine and Food Society tucked inside a signed book, “The Noble Grapes and the Great Wines of France by Andre L. Simon.”
Like the book, the menu is signed by Simon, who founded the Wine and Food Society in London, England in 1933.
Interestingly, this menu card marked the 422nd meeting of the society, which could indicate the group may have met monthly over the course of 30 years. This society continues today as The International Wine and Food Society.
Check out this video about the founding of the Wine and Food Society: History of the Wine and Food Society

Baseball’s Huck Wilson Had Tiny Feet

I found this c.1930’s newspaper clipping tucked inside the 1930 book, “A Scandinavian Summer by Harry A. Franck. I am certain this clip was saved for the recipes on the flip side, but finding this little story introduced me to sad story of  Hack Wilson.

Wilson had a 12-year major league baseball career, playing for the New York Giants, Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979 and was once the highest paid player in the National League, but died penniless and alone.

This article was published before things went sour, referencing only his training with the Cubs and his small feet (reported sized 5 1/2 shoe.)

 

Hack Wilson has Tiny Feet
Hack Wilson has Tiny Feet

Vintage Mount View Hotel Brochure, Calistoga, CA

Popping this vintage hotel brochure in the mail today to the Mount View Hotel and Spa.

I love the art deco style of the hotel as depicted in the piece. It’s now a spa too, so I wonder how much of the original style remains. I hope to get to Calistoga in the Spring.

Mount View Hotel Brochure

The decor is Art Deco at its most extravagant. The mood is cozy and convivial. You could spend your days at the Mount View by the pool, soaking up Napa Valley sunshine and having iced drinks.
The decor is Art Deco at its most extravagant. The mood is cozy and convivial. You could spend your days at the Mount View by the pool, soaking up Napa Valley sunshine and having iced drinks.

 

Success With Poultry, 1900

Rescued: Success With Poultry, 1900.

Poultry raising tips and remarkable illustrations, along with 1920’s clippings and Pratts Poultry Calendar.

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