This is an essay about depictions of food in vintage stereoviews, i.e., three-dimensional photographs mass-marketed in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The piece, illustrated with striking examples from the author's collection, offers a look at a unique resource. Images include meat processors working in Chicago at the time of Upton Sinclair;Italians drying spaghetti on racks in the streets of Naples; East-End Londoners readying themselves for a banquet to honor King Edward VII; and a Liberty Bell made entirely of California apples. The author introduces to Gastronomica's readers this immensely rich,largely undiscovered store of visual information about food history and culture.
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Jeanne Schinto; "Deviled Ham Untouched by Hands": Food-Related Vintage Stereoviews. Gastronomica 1 November 2002; 2 (4): 53–59. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/gfc.2002.2.4.53
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