A group of adults that appear angry.

Angry Adults

A group of adults that appear angry.

An illustration depicting Native American water vessels:A. Iroquois vessel of birchbarkB. Zuni woven water bottleC. Hauasupai boiling basket

Native American baskets

An illustration depicting Native American water vessels: A. Iroquois vessel of birchbark B. Zuni woven…

An illustration of boy dropping a pot near a small dwarf.

Boy Dropping a Pot Near a Dwarf

An illustration of boy dropping a pot near a small dwarf.

An illustration of a young boy sitting on a stool watching a tea kettle in a fireplace.

Boy Watching Tea Kettle in Fireplace

An illustration of a young boy sitting on a stool watching a tea kettle in a fireplace.

An illustration of a brew kettle which shows he liquid gauge, steam jacket, and steam connections.

Brew Kettle

An illustration of a brew kettle which shows he liquid gauge, steam jacket, and steam connections.

"Camp kettles can be hung on a support consisting of a green pole lying in the crotches of two upright posts of the same character. A narrow trench for the fire, about 1 foot deep, dug under the pole, not only protects the fire from the wind but saves fuel." — Moss, 1914

Camp kettle

"Camp kettles can be hung on a support consisting of a green pole lying in the crotches of two upright…

The Cook from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Cook

The Cook from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

Famous British navigator.

Captain James Cook

Famous British navigator.

A British explorer who made detailed maps of Newfoundland before he achieved the first European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands.

Captain James Cook

A British explorer who made detailed maps of Newfoundland before he achieved the first European contact…

The kitchen of the Fremont Dragoons at Tipton, Missouri. Tipton, which is 38 miles from Jefferson City, 26 from Sedalia and 13 from California City, is situated on the Pacific Railway, which passes through Jefferson City, and has its terminus in Sedalia. At all these cities large bodies of troops were places by General Fremont, so as to enable him to concentrate, at a very short time, an overwhelming force to bear upon the Confederates. This is the kitchen when the army of cooks was in full preparation for the daily dinner.

Cooking in Camp

The kitchen of the Fremont Dragoons at Tipton, Missouri. Tipton, which is 38 miles from Jefferson City,…

"The flames leap up the chimney." -Beard 1906

Fireplace

"The flames leap up the chimney." -Beard 1906

An illustration of a girl heating water in the stove in a tea kettle.

Girl Heating Water in Tea Kettle

An illustration of a girl heating water in the stove in a tea kettle.

"A cook roasting a goose; he holds the spit with one hand, and blows the fire with a fan held in the other. A second person is cutting up joints of meat and putting them into the pot, which is boiling close at hand." — Goodrich, 1844

Egyptian kitchen

"A cook roasting a goose; he holds the spit with one hand, and blows the fire with a fan held in the…

A utensil used for lifting and handling hot pans.

Hot Pan Lifter

A utensil used for lifting and handling hot pans.

A snow melting machine is a type of snow removal machine employed to melt snow as a means of snow removal.

Snow Melting Machine

A snow melting machine is a type of snow removal machine employed to melt snow as a means of snow removal.

An illustration of a man watching a tea kettle steaming in a fireplace.

Man Watching Tea Kettle

An illustration of a man watching a tea kettle steaming in a fireplace.

An illustration of food being cooked in a frying pan.

Frying Pan

An illustration of food being cooked in a frying pan.

Peose pudding hot, Pease pudding cold, Peose pudding in the pot, Nine days old. Some like it hot, Some like it cold, Some like it in the pot, Nive days old.

Pease Pudding

Peose pudding hot, Pease pudding cold, Peose pudding in the pot, Nine days old. Some like it hot, Some…

An illustration of a family roasting a chicken.

Roasting Chicken

An illustration of a family roasting a chicken.

An illustration of a can of tomatoes.

Can of Tomatoes

An illustration of a can of tomatoes.

"We see here a number of cooks busily engaged in making some broth which they wish to have better than common. For once, they unite their skill. One thinks that everything out to be well salted in order to be palatable, another puts in a good deal of pepper, while another prefers to have a variety of savory herbs. Each of these cooks are careful to put in enough of their favorite ingredients, and thus the broth is cooked. When put on the table it is found to be too salt for some of the company, too high seasoned for others, etc. In short, the broth is spoiled for their eating."—Barber, 1857

Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth

"We see here a number of cooks busily engaged in making some broth which they wish to have better than…

An illustration of a woman cooking fish.

Woman Cooking

An illustration of a woman cooking fish.

An illustration of a woman cooking while yelling at her daughter.

Woman Cooking & Yelling at Child

An illustration of a woman cooking while yelling at her daughter.

A cartoon of a woman cracking walnuts into a bowl that says "knick knacks".

Woman Cracking Walnuts

A cartoon of a woman cracking walnuts into a bowl that says "knick knacks".

An illustration of a woman carrying a serving dish.

Woman with Serving Dish

An illustration of a woman carrying a serving dish.

An illustration of two women cooking.

Women Cooking

An illustration of two women cooking.