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Did you ever save your bubble gum wrappers or cereal box tops to send away for a special toy? Or paste stamps into an album to exchange for a unique item for your home? If so, you probably had a loyalty to a certain brand or store so that you could collect enough premiums to place an order.
As we reported last month in the Collection and Research News, the library recently launched a new Digital Archives platform. While we were busy migrating a huge amount of content to the new site, we built up a backlog of new digitized material that we are now putting online.
On December 7, 1880, Charles Alden of Gloucester, Massachusetts patented an invention for preserving fresh fish. The model, shown below, has an evaporating pan, into which prepared (cleaned and cut) fish is placed.