Category Archives: From the Stacks

An 1890s Thanksgiving in the Kitchen

Here’s a traditional roast turkey recipe from the “Every-Day Cook-Book and Family Compendium,” written about 1890 by Miss E. Neill. Be sure your fire is bright and clear and watch out for the gall-bag. About these ads

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From the Stacks: James Richardson’s ‘Spring Street’

Photo: James Richardson, city editor of the Los Angeles Examiner.  Credit: Cover of “For the Life of Me.” I incurred the wrath of Fibber some time ago with my post about James Richardson and “For the Life of Me.” Fibber … Continue reading

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An 1890s Thanksgiving in the Kitchen

Here’s a traditional roast turkey recipe from the “Every-Day Cook-Book and Family Compendium,” written about 1890 by Miss E. Neill. Be sure your fire is bright and clear and watch out for the gall-bag.

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From the Stacks – ‘Death Valley the Facts’

Is it wrong to buy a book on the basis of one map? I suppose it is, but I couldn’t resist. I found this copy of W.A. Chalfant’s “Death Valley the Facts” the other evening at the Last Bookstore and … Continue reading

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From the Stacks: ‘Just One More!’

I picked up the 1961 edition of “Just One More!” by the Los Angeles Press Photographers Assn. and I’ve been enjoying it more than I expected. It’s a time capsule of press photography as it was 50 years ago, so … Continue reading

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From the Stacks: ‘The Big Picture’

I picked up “The Big Picture,” Melba Levick and Stanley Young’s 1988 book about Los Angeles murals, not realizing what a terribly sad book it would be. As Young notes: “Most artists are aware that, exposed as it is to … Continue reading

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