Chocolate Bunny

Hope you didn’t overindulge … “Jack” weighed approximately 5 pounds!

I Want Candy

Now that Halloween is over the true celebration begins … half-price candy!

Rabbits and Chickens . . . and Butterflies

Dennison Manufacturing Co., Framingham, MA.  The 1917 Party Book, 1917, Easter gifts ; basket ideas. From Valentine’s Day to the 4th of July, The 1917 Party Book, a trade catalog by the Dennison Manufacturing Company, includes ideas for holiday and party decorations. One of these holidays is Easter . . . Flowers and chickens decorate an Easter table. Chicken cut-outs are attached to favor boxes which are decorated with violets and a bow. A large hat box decorated with crepe paper and ribbon is the centerpiece. That’s how one of the Easter tables is decorated. The other Easter table is decorated with crepe paper, flowers, and ribbon made to look like butterflies. The 1917 Party Book also gives suggestions for “Easter Gifts That Are Easily Made.” Making a telephone screen or picture frame are just two of the ideas, and the Easter wrapping paper decorated with rabbits and chicks complete the gifts.  But that’s not all. A yellow butterfly and spring flowers—Easter lily, roses, tulips, and more—are also shown in the more »

Top Ten Countdown

R.E. Rodda Candy Company, Rodda Easter Candy , ca. 1925, chocolate bunny (above), chocolate chicken (below) Taking a page from O Say Can You See, the National Museum of American History blog, the Libraries has also taken a look back at its blog entries since February 2009, when we started posting daily. Libraries staff have created some very interesting posts—as interesting and varied as its collections. We are all having fun sharing our collections and activities and are happy to report that our traffic has increased—so you must be enjoying it, too! Here are the top ten posts for 2009: 1. Sunday, April 12—Chocolate Rabbits and…Elephants!—Apparently the delicious combination of chocolate, rabbits, and elephants proved hard to resist in our most popular post—Alexia MacClain's wonderful Easter-themed entry, from the trade literature collection at the National Museum of American History Library. 2. Tuesday, April 14—National Library Workers Day—It's heartening to discover that one of our most popular posts this year focused on the staff of the Libraries. Whoo hoo for us! 3. more »

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