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100 Years Ago: The Camouflage Cookery of World War I

According to the Housewives Magazine of 1918, the word ‘camouflage’ means a deception, an illusion, something that is not what it seems to be. Prior to WWI the art of camouflage (to mask soldiers) was used, but to a lesser … Continue reading

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2018 National Women’s History Month: NH WOMEN & WORLD WAR I

The month of March has been celebrated as National Women’s History Month since 1980 when it became the flagship of the National Women’s History Project. I’ve been writing here about New Hampshire women’s history since its creation in 2006 (12 … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Private Allan McEwen Walker of The Royal Scots

Once again my WWI research necessitates a side trip. This time I happened across a newspaper article as follows: In the Portsmouth Herald newspaper of 14 Aug 1917, Tuesday, page 4: “Former Concord Man killed in action. Concord Aug 14.–Alan … Continue reading

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New Hamphire Tidbits: Miscellany of the Apple

NEW ENGLAND PIE Pie is the masterpiece of New England home cookery. In Maine they still make those deep apple pies–clove flavored, generous, ample pies that one can make a flavorous meal of. But pie reaches its apotheosis at the … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Back Stairs: Servants to the Carpenter, Manning, Hoyt, Slayton, Campbell and Jenks Families in 20th Century Manchester

They opened the door to greet visitors. They cooked, served and cleaned up after the daily meals. They tidied the rooms and changed the bed linens. They washed and ironed the family’s clothing. They provided transportation first in horse driven … Continue reading

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