Nice try, salads ...

Cover of "Salads for health : sunshine from mediterranean olive groves" Color illustration of a smiling child and workers in an olive grove.

Nice try, salads.

This 1929 recipe booklet advertising olive oils from the Pompeian Corporation is part of Hagley Library's collection of Carter Litchfield photographs and ephemera on the history of fatty materials (Accession 2007.227). As an organic chemist, Carter Litchfield (1932-2007) studied and specialized in edible fats. Over the course of his career, Litchfield built an important collection about the history of fats and fatty materials.

This collection, which now resides at Hagley, has not been digitized in its entirety, but our Digital Archive does offer a curated selection of items from this collection, which primarily includes paper ephemera such as ration stamps, tax stamps, trade cards, pamphlets, and trade catalogs. There are also items relating to the Prussian chemist, Julius Lewkowitsch (1857-1913), whose collection Litchfield acquired. Click here to visit its page in our Digital Archive now.