Wednesday, January 25, 2006



SOME THINGS YOU SHOULD TAKE WITH YOU IF YOU GO CAMPING IN 1877

Ammon'd opodeldoc, Beeswax, Bible, Blacking and brush, Chalk, Clothes-brush, Firkin, Harness, Milk-can, Portfolio, Shingles, Song-book, Watch and key, several dozen other items...

And only a century and a half ago...

4 comments:

Chancy said...

Robert: You inspired me to check out Project Gutenberg for another book from long ago. I have an ancient copy of "The White House Cookbook" published in 1877. I found my copy in a small antique shop some years back and it is interesting to browse through ; especially the "health hints" from over a century ago. I was delighted to find this book on the Internet. My copy is so fragile as to be almost unusable. Thanks
Check it out.

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/13923/13923-h/13923-h.htm

Robert Brady said...

Will do, Chancy, love old books! Thanks for the link.

M Sinclair Stevens (Texas) said...

Seems very "Three Men in a Boat".

samcandide said...

Ach! My firkin! I knew I'd forgotten something...