This is an essay about depictions of food in vintage stereoviews, i.e., three-dimensional photographs mass-marketed in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The piece, illustrated with striking examples from the author's collection, offers a look at a unique resource. Images include meat processors working in Chicago at the time of Upton Sinclair; Italians drying spaghetti on racks in the streets of Naples; East-End Londoners readying themselves for a banquet to honor King Edward VII; and a Liberty Bell made entirely of California apples. The author introduces to Gastronomica's readers this immensely rich, largely undiscovered store of visual information about food history and culture.
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