Ban the loving cup

The Peterborough Review, July 23, 1910, applauds the state of Minnesota in its efforts to curb the use of “the old tin cup, the gourd and the cracked water glass” at “free drinking places.” A notice that the state intends to post at public wells and fountains reads: “Warning. Dangerous diseases, such as diphtheria, tuberculosis, […]

Dirty bread calls for bread bags

Bread bags, to avoid dirty bread, are proposed in this item from the Montreal Witness, reprinted in the Regina Standard, March 3, 1898. The bread-man who delivers his loaves in hands discolored, let us suppose, by his reins and clasped against a coat which has for months battled with the spatterings of city streets, possibly, […]