A cartoon of a woman serving a shoe on a plate to a man sitting at a table.

A Man Being Served a Shoe

A cartoon of a woman serving a shoe on a plate to a man sitting at a table.

"A small fish, about a span long, much esteemed for its rich and peculiar flavor. It is not much longer than the middle finger, thicker in proportion than the herring, to which it has a general resemblance; the head is sharp-pointed, and the under jaw much shorter than the upper; the scales large, silvery, and easily removed, the tail deeply forked." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Anchovy

"A small fish, about a span long, much esteemed for its rich and peculiar flavor. It is not much longer…

An illustration of animals fleeing from a food bowl.

Animals Fleeing From Bowl

An illustration of animals fleeing from a food bowl.

Apple

Apple

Apple

Half an apple, showing the inside.

Apple

Half an apple, showing the inside.

An apple.

Apple

An apple.

The plant that produces an edible starch used primarily in cooking.

Arrowroot

The plant that produces an edible starch used primarily in cooking.

A baby playing with his food.

Baby

A baby playing with his food.

Mother feeding her baby

Baby being fed

Mother feeding her baby

The tree that produces the tropical fruit banana.

Banana

The tree that produces the tropical fruit banana.

Thought to be native to Southern Asia. They are extensively cultivated throughout the tropical zones, both north and south of the equator. Since their fruit is very nutritious, and the yield of a given fruit are great, they form an exceedingly important staple of food.

Banana

Thought to be native to Southern Asia. They are extensively cultivated throughout the tropical zones,…

A bed of mushrooms.

Mushroom Beds

A bed of mushrooms.

Boletus edulis is an edible mushroom. It is often dried. The lower surface of the cap shows numerous pores.

Boletus Edulis

Boletus edulis is an edible mushroom. It is often dried. The lower surface of the cap shows numerous…

An illustration of a young boy sitting in a highchair and eating out of a bowl with a spoon.

Boy Sitting in Highchair & Eating

An illustration of a young boy sitting in a highchair and eating out of a bowl with a spoon.

Bread-Fruit is the pulpy fruit of a tree which grows only in the tropics. The tree yields fruit during most of the year, and is said to be a native of the South Sea Islands, though it is now quite common in the Friendly and Society groups, and in many of the neighboring islands.

Bread Fruit

Bread-Fruit is the pulpy fruit of a tree which grows only in the tropics. The tree yields fruit during…

An illustration of a simple loaf of bread with one end cut off.

Loaf of Bread

An illustration of a simple loaf of bread with one end cut off.

An illustration of a butter dish with a lid.

Butter in Dish with Lid

An illustration of a butter dish with a lid.

A composition of flour, butter, sugar, etc., baked in a small mass.

Cake

A composition of flour, butter, sugar, etc., baked in a small mass.

A can opener is a device used to open metal cans. Although preservation of food using tin cans had been practiced since at least 1772 in the Netherlands, the first can openers were patented only in 1855.

Early Model Can Opener

A can opener is a device used to open metal cans. Although preservation of food using tin cans had been…

An heirloom variety that does not taper at the tip.

Early Horn Carrot

An heirloom variety that does not taper at the tip.

"The Improved Long Orange is the standard stock carrot. The roots are large and long, and are of good quality for feeding."—Rawson, 1892

Improved Long Orange Carrot

"The Improved Long Orange is the standard stock carrot. The roots are large and long, and are of good…

The plant that produces castor oil.

Castor Oil Plant

The plant that produces castor oil.

A kind of celery grown for its large and bulbous hypocotyl.

Celeriac

A kind of celery grown for its large and bulbous hypocotyl.

A North American plant that only blooms every 80-100 years.

Century Plant

A North American plant that only blooms every 80-100 years.

A North American plant that only blooms every 80-100 years.

Century Plant

A North American plant that only blooms every 80-100 years.

Coffee is the berry of a tree found native in Abyssinia. The tree attains a height of 15 to 20 feet, but when cultivated, it is generally kept lower by cutting. The tree has shining green leaves, and bears beautiful white flowers, which are followed by reddish-brown berries, each of which contains two grains of coffee. The coffee-tree is cultivated extensively in Arabia, Java, the Philippines, Ceylon, Brazil, and in the West Indies.

Coffee

Coffee is the berry of a tree found native in Abyssinia. The tree attains a height of 15 to 20 feet,…

Maize or Indian corn.

Corn

Maize or Indian corn.

An ear of corn.

Corn

An ear of corn.

A corn plant.

Corn Plant

A corn plant.

An illustration of a young cow eating hay out of a trough and a dog peeking around the corner.

Cow Eating Hay in Barn

An illustration of a young cow eating hay out of a trough and a dog peeking around the corner.

"Among varieties the White Spine is the leading table sort grown for this market, both outdoors and under glass."—Rawson, 1892

Rawson's White Spine Cucumber

"Among varieties the White Spine is the leading table sort grown for this market, both outdoors and…

A food cutter is a kitchen appliance used to facilitate various repetitive tasks in the process of preparing food. This is a manual device referred to a "food processor".

Food Cutter

A food cutter is a kitchen appliance used to facilitate various repetitive tasks in the process of preparing…

"The Danvers Half Long Orange is the standard main crop variety."—Rawson, 1892

Danvers Half Long

"The Danvers Half Long Orange is the standard main crop variety."—Rawson, 1892

A dinner table with food

Dinner Table

A dinner table with food

An illustration of a man and boy eating dinner.

Man and Boy Eating Dinner

An illustration of a man and boy eating dinner.

Early white Naples onions are an early form of the silver skinned section. The little bulbs are produced in early spring.

Early White Naples Onions

Early white Naples onions are an early form of the silver skinned section. The little bulbs are produced…

"A portable engine and feed grinder that saves frequent trips to the Grist Mill."—The Federal Digest, 1921

Portable Engine

"A portable engine and feed grinder that saves frequent trips to the Grist Mill."—The Federal…

Holiday feast

Feast

Holiday feast

This is a simple agricultural machine which dispenses common food for poultry and similar stock.

Automatic Stock and Poultry Feeder

This is a simple agricultural machine which dispenses common food for poultry and similar stock.

An illustration of a whole fish being served on a plate.

Whole Fish on a Plate

An illustration of a whole fish being served on a plate.

"There were on the breakfast table only a cornstarch pudding, a puny corn-ball, a muffin, some dandelions, a flat pickle, a sharp apple-pie, a tin plate, and iron spoon." -Trowbridge, 1866

Food Rebus

"There were on the breakfast table only a cornstarch pudding, a puny corn-ball, a muffin, some dandelions,…

People shopping for food.

Food Shopping

People shopping for food.

This sign is used to indicate that food is available nearby.

Food, Black and White

This sign is used to indicate that food is available nearby.

This sign is used to indicate that food is available nearby.

Food, Color

This sign is used to indicate that food is available nearby.

This sign is used to indicate that food is available nearby.

Food, Color

This sign is used to indicate that food is available nearby.

This sign is used to indicate that food is available nearby.

Food, Outline

This sign is used to indicate that food is available nearby.

This sign is used to indicate that food is available nearby.

Food, Silhouette

This sign is used to indicate that food is available nearby.

"The Early French Forcing is the leading variety for hot-bed culture. The plants have but a very small top, run very even in size, and are of good appearance."—Rawson, 1892

French Early Forcing

"The Early French Forcing is the leading variety for hot-bed culture. The plants have but a very small…

A net that catches fish with gill covers in the mesh of the net. This illustration shows a gill-net anchored for cod and labels the parts: 1) Nets, 2) Buoys, 3) Anchor lines, 4) Anchors.

Gill-net

A net that catches fish with gill covers in the mesh of the net. This illustration shows a gill-net…

An illustration of a giraffe eating leaves with a monkey sitting on the giraffe's head.

Giraffe Eating Leaves with a Monkey Sitting on Leaves

An illustration of a giraffe eating leaves with a monkey sitting on the giraffe's head.

Young girls feeding their donkey.

Girls and Donkey

Young girls feeding their donkey.

Girls eating apples.

Girls Eating

Girls eating apples.

Two girls playing store, shopping for groceries.

Girls Playing Store

Two girls playing store, shopping for groceries.

An illustration of a bunch of grapes.

Grapes

An illustration of a bunch of grapes.

"The Great Bakery for the United States Army at the Capitol, Washington, D. C.- sketched by our special artist. The public buildings in Washington, during the threatened invasion by the Confederates, were barricaded and fortified. So great was the apprehension of a raid upon the city, that the passageways of the Treasury and the Captiol wre defended by howitzers. The iron plates cast for the dome of the Capitol were set up as breastworks between the columns, where they were supported by heavy timbers. The statuary and the pictures were protected by heaving planking; and the basement of the building was used as a kitchen. When the regiments began to pour in, the public buildings were given as quarters to the troops which came to defend them. The basement of the Capitol, which we illustrate, became first a storehouse, and then a bakery." — Frank Leslie, 1896

Great Bakery

"The Great Bakery for the United States Army at the Capitol, Washington, D. C.- sketched by our special…

Illustration of a child buying groceries. It can be used to write mathematics story problems involving addition, subtraction, money, and counting.

Child Buying Groceries

Illustration of a child buying groceries. It can be used to write mathematics story problems involving…

This sign is used to indicate that a grocery store is located nearby.

Grocery Store, Black and White

This sign is used to indicate that a grocery store is located nearby.

This sign is used to indicate that a grocery store is located nearby.

Grocery Store, Color

This sign is used to indicate that a grocery store is located nearby.

This sign is used to indicate that a grocery store is located nearby.

Grocery Store, Outline

This sign is used to indicate that a grocery store is located nearby.

This sign is used to indicate that a grocery store is located nearby.

Grocery Store, Silhouette

This sign is used to indicate that a grocery store is located nearby.