Saturday, November 13, 2010

Today -100: November 13, 1910: Of rots and spots, and smoking women

The New York World has an exposé about the market in NYC for rotten eggs, 1,000 cases a day of “rots and spots” sold to bakers. My advice after reading this story: do not buy a sponge cake in 1910 New York.

Lillian Stevens, president of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, insists that the women of America are not taking up smoking. “In the course of my travels in England and American I have never seen a woman with a cigarette in her mouth, except in certain localities in New Mexico, where the surroundings were not at all pleasant to contemplate.”

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