Part of a nation's history lies in what people eat. Artifacts at the Museum document the history of food in the United States from farm machinery to diet fads.
More than 1,300 pieces of stoneware and earthenware show how Americans have stored, prepared, and served food for centuries. Ovens, cookie cutters, kettles, aprons, and ice-cream-making machines are part of the collections, along with home canning jars and winemaking equipment. More than 1,000 objects recently came to the Museum when author and cooking show host Julia Child donated her entire kitchen, from appliances to cookbooks.
Advertising and business records of several food companies—such as Hills Brothers Coffee, Pepsi Cola, and Campbell's Soup—represent the commercial side of the subject
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- Evance was a merchant in Charles Town, South Carolina, according to Rudolf Loeser in an e-mail, 1/12/2011, who cited "The Papers of Henry Laurens," 2:212n. (Laurens, Henry (1972). Papers of Henry Laurens. editors: Philip May Hamer, George C Rogers, David R Chesnutt. Columbia, S.C.: Univ. of South Carolina Press. ISBN 1570034656. OCLC 63771927.)
- A book of receipts for payments made by Thomas Evance to various individuals for purchases and payment of debts. Items listed include a bedstead, horses, rent, rum, food, books, rice, a wig, chimney construction, coal, freight for 32,000 shingles, wages as overseer of a "plantation at Santee" (South Carolina?), and "Two Negro's [sic] sent up this year" [as slaves?]
- Cite as
- Thomas Evance Receipt Book, 1754-1774, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
- 18th century
- Evance, Thomas -1777
- Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969
- Local number
- 293320 (NMAH Acc.)
- Data Source
- Archives Center - NMAH