Monday, September 14, 2009

Historical Image of the Day

With the death of Ted Kennedy and the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln being commemorated in the last two weeks of historical images, we've had a lot of dead white men. That's not cool. So the next couple of weeks I am going to try and do some really different things.

This week's theme is historical menus. I love this stuff. Click on it to get a better view.

Ebbitt House, Washington, D.C., March 3, 1866

I think I'll have the boiled beef tongue, wild Red Head duck broiled with currant jelly sauce, and South Down mutton roast.

Note, Americans have always liked their meat.

I'm also amazed that Guinness is on the menu (50 cents!). I had no idea it had that kind of long history in the U.S.