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Famous in its day: Fera's

In the second half of the 19th century wealthy families patronized Fera’s Confectionery and Restaurant in Boston, which had earned a reputation for high quality pastries and candies throughout the East. 610 more words


East India

Named for the entire eastern section of Queen Victoria’s British Empire, it is a cocktail of the British Raj. Barman Harry Johnson’s 1882 version originally uses pineapple syrup instead of raspberry, and another version use both. 31 more words

Daddy-o's Martinis

Tom and Jerry

At one time, part of the American holiday celebrations such as mistletoe and roasting chestnuts was the Tom and Jerry drink. In 1880’s Manhattan fashionable bars would place an ornate punch bowl in the middle of the bar containing the Tom and Jerry “batter”. 206 more words

Daddy-o's Martinis

Interiors: Dining room of the Anna and Michael Ancher House, Skagen, Denmark, period 1890s.

This post started out being a “Historic Painting” article, and by some miraculous process it’s turned out to be the very first article in an entirely new category! 312 more words

19th Century

CDV of hot guy and a few thoughts: we lost something, somewhere

Well, what can I state about this one other than the obvious reason why I added him to my collection? I put HOT GUY in the tag and title to attract a larger audience. 574 more words


On this day: the Yngsjö murder

 The murdered Hanna Johansdotter (1867-1889)

On the 28th of March, 1889, a mother and son took part in the murder of the son’s wife, Hanna Johansdotter, in Yngsjö, Sweden. 169 more words