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World War One food circulars

  • SCA424-GA494
  • Collection
  • [191-]-May 1921

A collection of food circulars distributed during the First World War in both Canada and the United States. The circulars provide information on food nutrition, rationing and recipes.

Page 10.

One photograph of 6 people sitting on rocks. One woman and one man are carrying guns. One photograph of two people about to jump backwards into a body of water off of a dock.

Page 48.

One photograph of salmon leaping the Big Falls, Humber River. One photograph of a man holding a fish captioned on the verso "10 lb salmon caught by W.W. Dutcher Big Falls, Humber River."

Page 44.

One photograph captioned on the verso "salmon leaping the Big Falls Humber River." One photograph of two men sitting in front of a building with two beagle dogs.

Page 41.

One photograph of a woman posing in front of a display of skunk pelts. One photograph of a group of Inuit and European people standing in the distance from a village.

Page 42.

One photograph of a salmon jumping up over Little Falls, Humber River taken from a canoe. One photograph of a person standing in a boat with a pole. The photograph is captioned on the verso "poling through Little Falls Humber River."

Page 26.

One photograph of a bare tree. One photograph of water with hills in the background. The caption on the verso of the photograph reads "Mountain scenery. Lower Humber."

Page 30.

One photograph of Signal Hill taken from the water. One photograph of a group of Inuit men on a boat. The men are wearing a mixture of European clothing, kamiks and fur hats and some are smoking pipes.

Page 32.

One photograph of a man, woman, two children and three dogs standing in front of a clapboard home. Caption on the verso of the photograph reads "Labrador family at Hawks Harbour." One photograph of homes and a fence along the water. Caption on the verso of the photograph reads "Humber Arm at Bay of Islands."

Page 33.

Two photographs of a group of European and Inuit men and women standing in the distance of a town. The Inuit people are wearing a combination of European and Inuit clothing.

Page 37.

One photograph of a person from behind wearing suspenders and a flynet hat. One photograph of two men on a boat. One man is wearing the coat of a British Naval Commander.

Page 19.

One photograph of a group of men standing on rocks. The men are wearing caps and a few are smoking pipes. One photograph of small community on the water.

Page 8.

One photograph of 4 people on a rocky beach at the bottom of a cliff, possibly at Blow me Down Provincial Park. One photograph of a small unnamed harbour.

Page 9.

One photograph of 5 people sitting on rocks by the water, possibly at Blow me Down Provincial Park. One photograph of a small community in an inlet, possible Lark Harbour or somewhere else in the Bay of Islands area.

Page 11.

One photograph of 3 men eating in a boat which is on a river bank. Two men are wearing salt and pepper caps and one is smoking a pipe. The third man is pouring liquid into a cup from a kettle. the verso of the photograph reads "A resting spot. Humber River."
One photograph of a lean to in small clearing. Verso of the photograph reads "Cook house at our camp. Big Falls Humber River."

Page 12.

One photograph of 2 men standing on a boat. One is wearing what appears to be a captain hat. One photograph of a group of Inuit men standing outside wearing caps and sealskin kamiks.

Page 14.

One photograph of an iceberg. One photograph of a small community (possibly near Frenchman's Cover) with the caption on the verso "Humber Arm. One of the great fiords of Newfoundland."

Page 17.

One photograph of two women sitting in front of rocks. One photograph of an Inuit man and woman in sealskin kamiks, and dickies. The two are standing in front of a sod house, likely in Labrador.

Page 5.

One photograph of three men sitting on a boat. All three are smoking pipes, one is wearing a salt and pepper cap and two are wearing bowler hats. One photograph of boats in St. John's, Newfoundland harbour.

Page 6.

One photograph of two men standing on a boat. One is wearing a salt and pepper hat and smoking a pipe. One photograph of numerous people standing on the deck of a ship as it pulls into harbour.

Page 21.

One photograph of two smoke houses. Caption on verso of the photograph reads "Smoke house at our camp. Big Falls Humber River." One photograph of four people standing in front of a clapboard house. Caption on verso of the photograph reads "House as good as they average in Labrador."

Page 1.

One photograph of a man standing in front of trees holding a knife and an apple [?]. He is wearing a salt and pepper style cap and a pocket watch chain with a croix pattée.

Page 3.

Two photographs , one showing the harbour docks of St. John's, Newfoundland and one showing two ships up close. One ship appears to have the words "Cobden Mines" written on it.

Photograph album of Newfoundland and Labrador

  • SCA425-GA495
  • Accession
  • ca. 1890

One photograph album of 91 photos from Newfoundland and Labrador, ca. 1890. The images show men and women hunting, fishing, exploring nature and visiting with Inuit communities. The photographs were taken in St. John's (showing Signal Hill, the harbour, and the city skyline), along the Humber River (at Big Falls, Steady Brook, and Bay of Islands), and in Labrador (at Nain, Cape Harrison and Hawke Harbour).

Page 2.

Two photographs of sailing ships in the harbour in St. John's, Newfoundland. The Basilica-Cathedral of St. John the Baptist can be seen in the skyline.

Choose your Food Wisely.

U.S. Department of Agriculture U.S. Food Administration United States Food Leaflet No.4: Choose your Food Wisely. The leaflet gives information on the food groups, and why you need to eat something from every group each day.

United States Department of Agriculture

A Whole Dinner in One Dish.

U.S. Department of Agriculture U.S. Food Administration United States Food Leaflet No. 13: A Whole Dinner in One Dish. This leaflet gives recipes for one dish dinners and information on the food groups.

United States Department of Agriculture

Wheatless Breads and Cakes.

U.S. Department of Agriculture U.S. Food Administration United States Food Leaflet No. 20: Wheatless Breads and Cakes. This leaflet gives information on what substitutes such as corn meal, oats, rice and buckwheat, how to cook with them, recipes using them, and other tips on how to save wheat.

United States Department of Agriculture

Wartime Conservation: Wheat Saving Breads.

Wartime Conservation: Wheat Saving Bread, published by the New York State Food Commission in cooperation with the Federal Food Board prepared by the Department of Home Economics, New York State College of Agriculture, at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, approved by the Bureau of Food Conservation of New York City. The pamphlet gives information on how and why to save wheat for the war effort, and provides recipes for breads and other baked goods that save on wheat.

New York State Food Commission

Wartime Conservation: Potatoes for Patriotism.

Wartime conservation pamphlet on potatoes for patriotism published by the New York State Food Commission in Cooperations with the Federal Food Board, prepared by the Department of Home Economics, New York State College of Agriculture, at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York and approved by the Bureau of Food Conservation of New York City. Includes information about how to best cook potatoes, potato recipes, and recipes using mashed potatoes in place of wheat flour.

New York State Food Commission

Vegetables for Winter.

U.S. Department of Agriculture U.S. Food Administration United States Food Leaflet No. 9: Vegetables for Winter. This leaflet gives information on the importance of continuing to eat vegetables during the winter, as well as vegetables that grow in the winter, how to cook with canned and dried vegetables, recipes, and how vegetables can replace meat.

United States Department of Agriculture

Use Soy-Bean Flour to Save Wheat, Meat and Fat.

United States Department of Agriculture Office of the Secretary Circular No. 113: Use Soy-Bean Flour to Save Wheat, Meat and Fat. This circular includes information on soy-bean cakes as well as recipes for baked goods and meat dishes that use soy-beans in place of flour or wheat.

United States Department of Agriculture

Use Rice Flour to Save Wheat.

United States Department of Agriculture Office of the Secretary Circular No. 119: Use Rice Flour to Save Wheat. This circular includes information on how rice flour is made and recipes for baked goods made with rice flour instead of wheat from the Experimental Kitchen of the Department of Agriculture, Office of Home Economics and the U.S. Food Administration, Home Conservation Section.

United States Department of Agriculture

Use Potatoes to Save Wheat.

United States Department of Agriculture Office of the Secretary Circular No. 106 Use Potatoes to Save Wheat. This circular includes information on potatoes as well as recipes for baked goods, potato dishes, potatoes used as meat substitutes and potato recipes to save wheat from the Experimental Kitchen of the Department of Agriculture, Office of Home Economics and of the Home Conservation Section of the U.S. Food Administration. This circular is an update to the previous circular on using potatoes from March 12, 1918.

United States Department of Agriculture

Use Potatoes to Save Wheat.

United States Department of Agriculture Office of the Secretary Circular No. 106 Use Potatoes to Save Wheat. This circular includes information on potatoes as well as recipes for baked goods, potato dishes, and potatoes used as meat substitutes.

United States Department of Agriculture

Use Peanut Flour to Save Wheat.

United States Department of Agriculture Office of the Secretary Circular No. 110 Use Peanut Flour to Save Wheat. This circular includes information on barely as well as recipes for baked goods, meat substitute dishes and soups using peanut flour in place of wheat from the kitchen of the Office of Home Economics.

United States Department of Agriculture

Use of Wheat Flour Substitutes in Baking.

United States Department of Agriculture Farmer's Bulletin 955 Use of Wheat Flour in Baking Substitutes. The bulletin gives information on wheat substitutes such a sorghum, corn, rice, potatoes, oats, barley, buckwheat, peas, beans and peanuts well as providing recipes for wheat free baking.

United States Department of Agriculture

Use Oats to Save Wheat.

United States Department of Agriculture Office of the Secretary Circular No. 118: Use Oats to Save Wheat. This circular includes information on rolled oats and oat flour and recipes for baked goods made with oats instead of wheat from the Experimental Kitchen of the Department of Agriculture, Office of Home Economics and the U.S. Food Administration, Home Conservation Section.

United States Department of Agriculture

Use More Fish.

U.S. Department of Agriculture U.S. Food Administration United States Food Leaflet No.17: Use More Fish. This leaflet gives information the nutrient value of fish, types of fish to use to replace meat in your diet, how to cook fish, and offers recipes.

United States Department of Agriculture

Use Corn Meal and Corn Flour to Save Wheat.

United States Department of Agriculture Office of the Secretary Circular No. 117: Use Corn Meal and Corn Flour to Save Wheat. This circular includes information on corn meal and corn flour and recipes for baked goods made with corn instead of wheat from the Experimental Kitchen of the Department of Agriculture, Office of Home Economics and the U.S. Food Administration, Home Conservation Section.

United States Department of Agriculture

Use Barely- Save Wheat.

United States Department of Agriculture Office of the Secretary Circular No. 111 Use Barely-Save Wheat. This circular includes information on barely as well as recipes for baked goods using barely in place of wheat from the kitchen of the Office of Home Economics.

United States Department of Agriculture

Studies on the Digestibility of Some Nut Oils.

United States Department of Agriculture Bulletin No. 630: Studies on the Digestibility of Some Nut Oils, printed in Washington D.C. April 16, 1918 as a contribution from the States Relations Service. The bulletin states that it is geared towards students and investigators of food problems and records the results of a study on the digestibility or almond, black-walnut, Brazil-nut, butternut, English-walnut, hickory-nut and pecan oils.

United States Department of Agriculture

Save Sugar.

U.S. Department of Agriculture U.S. Food Administration United States Food Leaflet No.15: Save Sugar. This leaflet gives information on how to save sugar, sugar substitutes, recipes for sweets that do not contain sugar, and how to follow the food pledge.

United States Department of Agriculture

Rice.

U.S. Department of Agriculture U.S. Food Administration United States Food Leaflet No. 18: Rice. This leaflet gives information on how to cook rice, and recipes for its use.

United States Department of Agriculture

Rice as Food.

Farmers' Bulletin 1195 United States Department of Agriculture: Rice as Food. This bulletin gives information on how rice is grown and processed, how to cook it (including recipes and what to do with leftovers) and information on wild rice.

United States Department of Agriculture

Potatoes and how to Cook Them.

Potatoes and how to Cook Them published by the Canada Food Board, Ottawa, 1918. This pamphlet provides information on the nutritional value of potatoes, recipes using them, how to purchase store and grow them, and information on other recipe books that can be purchased.

Canada Food Board

Plenty of Potatoes.

U.S. Department of Agriculture U.S. Food Administration United States Food Leaflet No. 10: Plenty of Potatoes. This leaflet gives information on the nutritional value of potatoes, how to cook them, and recipes.

United States Department of Agriculture

Ontario Department of Agriculture: War Bread.

Ontario Department of Agriculture Women's Institutes Bulletin 254 War Breads, This bulletin fives information on why wheat needs to be saved for the way effort, how other grains and can be used in its place (including recipes) an appendix of upcoming demonstration-lecture courses.

Ontario Department of Agriculture

Make a Little Meat go a Long Way.

U.S. Department of Agriculture U.S. Food Administration United States Food Leaflet No. 5: Make a Little Meat go a Long Way. The leaflet gives information on how to make stews and meat pies to make a little meat go a long way.

United States Department of Agriculture

Instead of Meat.

U.S. Department of Agriculture U.S. Food Administration United States Food Leaflet No. 8: Instead of Meat. This leaflet gives information on meat substitutes, as well as recipes.

United States Department of Agriculture

In Flanders Fields and America's Answer.

One decorative hanging with the poems "In Flanders Fields" and "America's Answer" which was written by R.W. Lilliard as a response to the entreaties in McCrae's poem. Also includes a large envelope addressed to Miss. Helen M. Wright, teacher, Annette St. School, Toronto that the poem was originally housed in.

Hominy.

U.S. Department of Agriculture U.S. Food Administration United States Food Leaflet No. 19: Hominy. This leaflet gives information on how to cook hominy, types of hominy, and recipes using it.

United States Department of Agriculture

Glucose for Household Use.

Glucose for Household Use issued by the Canada Food Board, Ottawa, August, 1918. This pamphlet gives information on saving sugar and using glucose in its place, including notes on how to use glucose for canning and preserving, and recipes substituting glucose for sugar.

Canada Food Board

Fresh Vegetables.

U.S. Department of Agriculture U.S. Food Administration United States Food Leaflet No.16: Fresh Vegetables. This leaflet gives information on types of fresh vegetables to buy or grow, tips on cooking, recipes, timing for cooking vegetables, and tips on urban foraging.

United States Department of Agriculture

Food For Your Children.

U.S. Department of Agriculture U.S. Food Administration United States Food Leaflet No. 7: Food For Your Children. This leaflet gives information on the kinds of foods that are important for children to or not to have, as well as a meal plan an recipes.

United States Department of Agriculture

Food for Young Children.

United States Department of Agriculture Farmers' Bulletin 717 Food for Young Children. The guide provides information on what nutrients children should be getting in their diets, the food groups they should eat (milk and dishes made chiefly of milk; breads and other cereal foods; butter and other wholesome fats; vegetables and fruits; simple sweets), ways in which to prepare foods, and recipes and meal plans.

United States Department of Agriculture

Experiments on the Digestibility of Fish.

United States Department of Agriculture Bulletin No. 649: Experiments on the Digestibility of Fish printed in Washington D.C. April 13, 1918 as a contribution from the States Relations Service. The bulletin states that it is primarily of interest to students and investigators of food problems and records the results of research on digestibility of Boston mackerel, butterfish, grayfish, and salmon.

United States Department of Agriculture

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