November and December Holidays in American agricultural publications
NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER
HOLIDAYS IN AMERICAN
Ads From 1902 -
Picture and prayer from
1974. p. 27
This exhibit spans a little less than an one hundred
year period. It contains a holiday article about
being thankful for the family home to articles about
Christmas memories from childhood. There is
poetry from contributors and recipes for
Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. All the
publications had either Ads for holiday gifts or do-
it-yourself holiday crafts and gift ideas. These
publications can be found in ACDC’s Volume One
Number One collection.
“Have you ever heard of cooking your turkey in
a dishwasher? Maybe someone told you to tum the
oven off halfway through recommended cooking
time and allow the trapped heat to finish the job.
Perhaps you've been tempted to roast poultry in a
brown paper bag instead of an oven cooking bag.
Don't give in to the temptation to try these
risky shortcuts, says Dr. Sue Snider, University of
Delaware Cooperative Extension food and nutrition
specialist. Thawing and cooking a large turkey
takes more time than the average cook is used to,
but that's no excuse for taking chances with food
safety.” – Outreach November 1992. p. 4.
Thanksgiving Dessert from New
Jersey Farm and Garden November
1956. p. 70.
Thanksgiving Dinner Menu from
Rural Heritage Winter 1986. p. 21
Saucy holiday secrets and
Picture of Turkeys from Farm
1968. p. 21.
HOLIDAY ARTICLES• I’m thankful from Farm Journal November 1950. p. 104.
• Christmas Time from Old Farm Magazine December
1988. p. 8.
• Memories of Holidays Long Ago… from Rural Heritage
Winter 1986. p. 19.
1974. p. 32.
Recipe on left from Farm
Journal November 1950. p. 135.
Recipe on Top right hand corner
from Rural Heritage Winter
1986. p. 20.
Recipe on bottom right hand
corner from Old Farm
Magazine December 1988. p.
“Let as much of your own self as possible go with your
gift. Little pieces of birch bark, collected while you were
away during the summer, make real pretty covers for
needlebooks and penwipers, or even pretty picture
frames into which you might place one of those
remarkable penny copies of masterpieces of art. How
much such a gift would brighten a sick room. Your
elderly friend would think the needlebook very nice.
Mother would like some useful thing made at your
sewing class, girls, even though the workmanship was
not perfect.” – American Agriculturist December 1902. p. 650. Image
on left from same publication.
Three images from Country Place
November-December 1974, p. 30.
Images on left and middle from
Rural Heritage Winter 1986. p. 24 & 25.
Image on right from New Jersey
Farm and Garden November 1956. p. 79.
“The Country Place editors received
this particularly beautiful Christmas
card from Mrs. Marjorie Rooney of
Buffalo, Minnesota. Marjorie drew the
illustration herself and even wrote the
reflective piece inside . This is just one
example of the personal Christmas
greetings which you can send relatives
and friends. And such a card is truly a
Keepsake.” –Country Place November-
December 1974. p. 33.
Ads from Farm Journal November 1950. pgs. 168, 123, & 173.
Two ADs on the left and
middle from American
1902. Pgs. 654 & 657.
Ad on right from Old
December 1988. p. 18.
Images on left and on right from
John Deere Collections Center Newsletter
November 2000. Pgs. 4 & 9.
Images in middle from Outreach November 1992. p. 8.
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