martes, 24 de enero de 2017

@Regrann from @americanantiquarian - William Lawrence was a grocer in Boston for decades. From the 1830s to the 1850s he kept a shop on Batterymarch St. where he sold dry goods, spices, and sweets. He also, apparently, sold his own brand of tomato ketchup. This wood-engraved label design was made for him by artist Albert Alden in the 1840s. Americans had been eating tomato ketchup since colonial & by the nineteenth century Massachusetts newspapers were full of recipes -- we apparently liked to eat it with our oysters, spoon it into our stews, and pair it with chicken and beef. #ketchup #ephemera #label #albertalden #woodengraving@pochove - #regrann


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