Monthly Archives: August 2013

An Orange a Day?

Just a quick note: Welcome (Back) Students! It’s the start of a new semester here at Virginia Tech and there are plenty of fresh faces on campus. If you’re just finding ”What’s Cookin’ @Special Collections?!”–Hello! This is a blog devoted to sharing the History of Food and Drink Collection at Virginia Tech Special Collections. You can […] Continue reading

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From Root to Table: Raw Foods in the Early 20th Century

This week, we’re featuring Uncooked Foods & How to Use Them: A Treatise on How to Get the Highest Form of Animal Energy from Food: With Recipes for Preparation, Healthful Combinations and Menus by Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Christian. This particular volume is a recent addition to Special Collections. Published in 1904, it’s actually the 5th […] Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars!

There will be a new feature post this week (a little late), but in the meantime, here’s a heads up! Once again, Special Collections will be hosting a series of four (that’s right FOUR!) Open House evenings during the Fall 2013 semester. (See the flyer below.) Among the materials on display will be some more […] Continue reading

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Blind date

Blind Date, 12 minutes, 196-

A VPI film.

"All shooting takes place on a model landscape using miniature figures of vehicles, people and animals." This is a point that I would like re-iterate as well as prove with picture evidence. Also, be sure to check out the full set of pictures on flickr.

Definitely a figurine.

I think Danny Trejo was the model for this one.

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Blind date

Blind Date, 12 minutes, 196-

A VPI film.

"All shooting takes place on a model landscape using miniature figures of vehicles, people and animals." This is a point that I would like re-iterate as well as prove with picture evidence. Also, be sure to check out the full set of pictures on flickr.

Definitely a figurine.

I think Danny Trejo was the model for this one.

And the Continue reading

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