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Hufcut, Rebekah S.  The Eagle cook book and household manual. New York: Brooklyn Daily Eagle, copyright 1928. 8vo (26.1 cm, 10.27"). 112 pp.; illus.
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Sponsored and published by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, this magazine-format cookbook (vol. XLIII, no. 2 of the Eagle Library, serial no. 274) offers "general recipes" along with suggested menus for seasonal breakfasts, luncheons, and dinners, as well as special occasions, school lunches, and midnight suppers. The recipes are interspersed with advertisements for Cox's Gelatine, the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (better known as A&P), Hecker's Flour, Scranton & Lehigh Coal Co., the Sylvan Electric Bath, and a large number of Brooklyn-area banks; one ad for a driving school offers "Special Ladies' Classes" to "learn to drive through traffic" (p. 106), while the Prudence Company pitches its Women's Investment Service and the Lamb's Business Training School proclaims "every graduate placed" after training in shorthand, touch typing, filing, bookkeeping, and secretarial practice — these advertisements providing => an interesting contrast to editor Hufcut's stated principle that "Woman's place is in the home."
        Hufcut was director of the Home Economics Department of the Young Women's Christian Association of Brooklyn; her biography page here notes that she "comes from that sturdy mid-Pennsylvania stock that for generations knew and appreciated the best in life" (p. 5).

Publisher's color-printed paper wrappers, front one with Dutch child and blackbird-containing pie illustration; wrappers showing light wear overall, slight dust-soiling. Small area of bump/tear-damage to lower outer margins of perhaps a dozen leaves, one with part of a closed tear running into print area, without loss of text; otherwise, expectable age-toning only. => A scarce survivor, in very usable, browseable condition.  (41946)   Please RESHELVE This.


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