#foodFriday – “Sandwiches” (with a side of swimming)

| February 20, 2015

Today is another treat from the domestic science archives: Sandwiches, published in 1894. At this point in time, Sarah Tyson Rorer was working for Ladies Home Journal—a decade later, she would go on to manage pavilions and demonstrate new cooking techniques at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair!

The book contains sandwiches to suit a variety of tastes and purposes; today we’re highlighting a selection of sweet & savory sandwiches.


It’s easy to imagine early students at Teachers College working their way through Mrs. Rorer’s recipes in the domestic science lab—shown below in an image from Pocket Knowledge.



* For those of you interested in annotations, the handwritten note on the table of contents page tells us that this book came to Teachers College as a gift from Talcott Williams—who, among other things, served as the director of Columbia’s School of Journalism. He was also friends with painter Thomas Eakins, and was even depicted in The Swimming Hole, seen below:

(Any guesses as to which figure represents Mr. Williams?)