Saturday, November 19, 2011

Meat Curing Made Easy, 1935

Morton Salt Company
Published 1935

This 40 page booklet was made for farm families.  It covers topics like butchering, chilling, and curing meats.  Along the way there are plenty of advertisements from Morton Salt Company for Morton's Sugar-Cure, Morton's Tender Quick, and Morton's Sausage Seasoning.  In addition, learn how to cure corned lamb, canadian style bacon, head cheese and scrapple.  This was a great find, in fantastic condition and a cool piece of vintage advertising.  

Garst Family Bible, 1860's

Garst Family Bible
Washington County Tennessee

If I were to take a guess about how we came into the possession of the Bible I'd have to say the Moran's enjoy collecting things.  This Bible was part of the James H. Moran IV book collection.  Although James was born in Dresden Tennessee he moved to east Tennessee and lived in the Kingsport area most of his life. He enjoyed collecting antiques and books and canes were two of his favorite items to collect. He probably purchased the Garst Bible at an antique store or perhaps an estate sale.

Jacob Garst was born July 18, 1839.  Barbara Miller was born April 11, 1845.  The two were married December 20, 1862.  The Bible was printed in 1860.  They had two children: Samuel D. Garst was born April 22, 1864, and Martha (Mattie) E. Garst was born June 27, 1868.  The family lived in Washington County Tennessee which is not too far from Kingsport where James H. Moran lived.  

Martha married William Hiram Sellers and they had several children.  She died June 5, 1945.  Samuel D. Garst married Maggie I. Osborne and he died October 14, 1940.

Jacob Garst died August 28, 1909.  Barbara Miller Garst died April 17, 1929.

All of the Garsts are buried at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Washington County, Tennessee.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

CDV by S. Ichida, 1890 Kobe Japan

This is a lovely image taken in Kobe, Japan, June 1890 by S. Ichida.  We have no idea if the man and woman are relatives of the Moran's or just friends.  Are they missionaries perhaps?  Are they adopting the baby?  If only pictures could talk...

UPDATE December 28, 2011.  The couple in this picture have been identified as Willard Elmer Towson and Emma Hatton Towson and their daughter, Manie Cooper Towson.  For more information about them visit the blog entry at the Moran Family blogsite.