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A Server on Service

This week, we’re featuring Waiting at Table by “a Prosperous Head Waiter,” published in 1936. It’s a text-heavy, slightly-illustrated manual for waiters, impressing upon its readers a need for precision, cleanliness, and efficiency. I’ll be honest: Up against a detailed manual like that of John B. Goins–The American Waiter, (which I’ve written about before) is probably my […] Continue reading

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The Little Housekeepers

This week, we’re delving back into the Ann Hertzler Children’s Cookbook and Nutrition Collection. The Little Housekeepers and Other Stores, Illustrated, was published in 1886. We purchased it with funds from the Hertzler Endowment in May of this year. And, while it may not seem like it on the surface, this book is definitely at […] Continue reading

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Meal Prep, Service, and…Design?

A title like How to Prepare and Serve a Meal: Interior Decoration had to catch our attention. After all, it’s food history related. But, in case you didn’t know, we are also the home to the International Archive of Women in Architecture. This group of manuscript collections and publications helps to document a field that wasn’t […] Continue reading

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