Although conservation staff doesn’t get to read every page
they work on, this provisions shipment list from World War One on the U.S.S.
Pasadena caught our attention. Rolled cigarettes were part of the military’s
daily rations from World War 1 until the end of the Vietnam War. This particular
WWI shipment contained a staggering 2,801,740 cigarettes from Lucky Strike and
Omar brands. But by the 1970s, overwhelming scientific evidence of the health
risks of smoking entered the national conversation and the government stopped
including tobacco products in soldiers’ rations. Also included on the list were
some sweeter treats, like Hershey chocolate bars, evaporated peaches and canned
Many of these oversized records on thin paper were badly
damaged, so NARA conservation staff surfaced cleaned, humidified, mended,
sleeved and rehoused them in custom boxes to stabilize and protect the records
for digitization and safe handling in the future.
LGBT people do not in any way benefit from “allosexism”, because gay sex, and sex involving trans people is incredibly stigmatized and fetishized. Trans people are asked about their genitals, lesbians are fetishized by men and gay bars are treated as sex filled dens of sin. Our sexualities are policed and censored by the general public and we are often told that we are only worthy of respect if we “tone it down” and desexualize ourselves. Claims of “allosexism” are ridiculous because it assumes that society regards LGBT sexuality in the same way that it regards heterosexuality, something that is simply not true.
Many brownies were made tonight 😏
First pic are protein brownie bars that I like to have with a cup of tea instead of biscuits, or take to the gym to eat post-workout if I don’t have time for lunch straight after.
Second pic are gluten and dairy free (they do contain eggs though) proper brownies made with rice flour and coconut oil. The texture is more bitty than normal brownies and they do have a hint of coconut but I’m super impressed and they shouldn’t upset my skin too much over the weekend hopefully 😊 to be shared with Matthew tomorrow after our valentines dinner and my best friend Kate when she comes to stay Saturday night 😁