(Our earlier post appeared to be glitchy, so here’s a smaller version)

As we did research for Hagley’s salt-themed table at tomorrow’s Food From the Archives event, we came across a charming 1911 pamphlet for the Diamond Crystal Salt Company, entitled Travels of the Shaker Salt Doll in the Royal Table Lands of the World. Aimed towards children (and the mothers that would have read to them), the pamphlet is a story book that included pages of paper dolls depicting both the Shaker Salt Girl and the various royals she encounters.

Here, we share the page in which the Shaker Salt Girl meets Nicholas and Alexandra Romanov, as well as the accompanying paper dolls.  The poem on the page ominously reads:

From fears of nihilistic plots / She Next the Czar beguiles/Gives zest unto his appetite /And to his face brings smiles

To see more of this pamphlet, join us and Archives Month Philly tomorrow at Food From the Archives, 6-8pm at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Registration and more information here.


Pantone Smoothie 2635C, a mid-week blueberry treat.

1/3 cup (1 scoop) @kuranutrition berry whey protein
1/3 cup soy milk
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/3 cup Blueberries
½ tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Stevia to taste

Add a scoop of ice and blend it all together. Sprinkle some pretty almond flakes on top and finish with a zesty lemon wedge on the side.