Thanksgiving reflections in which staff share their gratitude for the historical collections.
Field Trip: NLM visits the National Agricultural Library
By Rebecca Warlow ~ As the holidays approach, you may be getting ready for a trip to see family and enjoy good food. Recently several
Scrub Away the Thanksgiving Troublemakers
In the 1950s, the CDC produced a food-handling film series demonstrating what—and what not—to do when storing and preparing food.
An Early Look at the Turkey
Turkeys were one of many animals and plants the Europeans encountered in the New World beginning in 1492. In 1555, Conrad Gessner described the Turkey in the third volume of his famous zoological work, Historiae Animalium.
Thanksgiving DeLuxe, 1918
The holiday season often brought out the very best in the spirit and practice of WWI military hospital magazines…”Many were heard to remark: “Well, after this I can safely say I’ve eaten one square meal in the army.””
In this thanksgiving discourse from 1795, when our nation was still very young, the speaker renders thanks for peace and for fruitful seasons and ends with special gratitude for the swift end of an epidemic fever.