Food and Drink - A Pictorial Archive from Nineteenth Century Sources

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Food and Drink - A Pictorial Archive from Nineteenth Century Sources
Monumental archive of copyright free Victoriana, packed with rich and strange images of food, drink and food consumption imagery from mainly nineteenth century engravings. Beginning with menu designs, headers and banners, menu outer borders, waiters and serving staff, medieval images of banqueting including gluttonous feasts and comic scenes, then straight to Victorian butlers and serving girls, factory like Victorian kitchens, and Downton Abbey-esque scenes of superior looking gentlemen sampling rich fare proffered by servants of all kinds.
Soon we are heading into desperate table conversations, diners in restaurant cars, the French aritocracy at dinner, and scenes ham, turkey and beef roasts, coffee bein enjoyed. Then there are several scenes from workhouse life, poverty and working people eating, followed by childrens scenes of all classes. Towards the last third of the book we have hundreds of images of foodstuffs, utensils, animals, vegetables, desserts, and then wine, drinking and ale consumption from the middle ages to the Victorian period.
The book ends with glasses being raised...cheers to you for reading this far!

Illustrations: 350
Author: Harter
Size: 225 x 298
Format: Book
Copyright: Permission Free
Dispatch: Usually ships: same day.
ISBN 13: 9780486238166


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