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Feasting on History Cookbook

Feasting on History BookOver 195 Heirloom Recipes and Family Favorites created by the many generations of cooks of who have lived, worked and played along the Atlantic Ocean.  From traditional soups and preserving  goodness of the harvest to time saving contemporary cooking.   This collection of recipes brings the bounty of Cape May to your table.

Price: $9.95

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HCSV Children’s Activity & Coloring Book

HCSV Coloring BookHistoric Cold Spring Village’s new forty-page children’s activity book. Kids can have fun coloring pictures of the Village’s twenty-six restored historic buildings, scenes of life in Early America, and patchwork quilt patterns, or they can challenge themselves with Early American trades-themed puzzles. The Activity Book is the perfect way to bring history home!

Price: $5.95

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Naval Air Station Atlantic City

Few would guess Atlantic City has a rich aviation history.  In 1958, the airfield became home to the Federal Aviation Administration’s premier research center, a New Jersey Air National Guard jet fighter base, a US Coast Guard air station, and Atlantic City International Airport.

 

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Author Bio: In Naval Air Station Atlantic City, Richard V. Porcelli, an avid aviation historian, has relied on a number of government, library, and private sources of historical photographs to illustrate the significant contributions of Atlantic City to aviation and the nation’s security.

Price: $21.99

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Quill & Ink Bottle Set

A complete set to practice your penmanship.

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Practicing penmanship was an important part of schooling in the early 19th century. Quills were commonly used to write in ink. This required a great deal of practice. Schoolchildren might be required to gather feathers to make quill pens. The end of the quill was cut at an angle, and a small vertical slit was cut into the point. When the quill was dipped into the ink, this helped keep a small supply of ink up in the hollow of the quill. Writing a letter, or even one sentence might have required you to dip your quill into the ink many times. It took a great deal of practice to make the ink flow smoothly and evenly.

Price: $9.95

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Set of five wood toys

Toy Set 600Perfect stocking stuffers.  They do not need batteries, but will entertain your loved ones for hours!  The set includes a high flying puddlejumper, cup & ball game,  jacob’s ladder,  wooden yoyo and finger top.

Colors of items may vary.

Price: $19.95

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Slate Board

Blackboard 600Real slate is the heart of this board wrapped in wood.  Use either a slate pencil or a piece of chalk.  Much easier to cypher with a slate.

Measures 6″ X 8 “.

Price: $6.00

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Slate Pencil

Chalk 600Use the hard slate pencil with the slate board.  Wipe your board with a soft cloth to clean.  The pencil measures 5 inches in length and 1/4 inch wide.

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Paper was scarce in the early 19th century. Children in school probably used slates like this more often than paper. Writing on the slate could be erased over and over again, so children could practice their penmanship or their mathematical equations.

Old Price: $3.50

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The American Spelling Book by Noah Webster

Nicknamed “The Blue-Backed Speller” due to  its light blue cover.  This is a reproduction of the book students would have become quite familiar with if they had gone to school two centuries ago.  Its full title, however, was much longer: “The American Spelling Book: Containing the Rudiments of the English Language For The Use Of Schools in the United States” by Noah Webster, Esquire.When you open up the book, one thing you notice is quite a few long lists of words. Students memorized many of their lessons. Rote memorization is not a very stimulating way to teach, but most teachers of that era had no training for their jobs, and few skills were necessary to teach this way. A scholar might be told to memorize a column of words, (how they were spelled, what they meant) then be called by the schoolmaster or schoolmistress to stand up next to their desk, repeat all the information, and sit down again. This was also believed to teach students something called “elocution,” the ability to speak in public in front of others, which was thought to be a useful skill for scholars to learn

Price: $14.95

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The Boy’s Own Book

A paperback reproduction of the book first published in Boston in 1829, the Boy’s Own book is a guide for entertainment from the days before radio, movies and television.

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A wonderful primary source of information written by William Clarke. The book is chock-full of great advice on many “minor sports and pastimes,” including swimming, fishing and archery, as well as invaluable how-to instructions on everything from learning sign language, to making a pea-shooter, or a kite, or a kaleidoscope. There are math, logic, word games, science experiments, card tricks and even strategies for winning checkers. This classic celebrates creativity and fun in the hours away from school and work and is sure to be an invaluable addition to any family’s bookshelf.

Price: $12.95

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The Girl’s Own Book

Written by Mrs. L Maria Child in 1834, this reproduction from an original  is a guide for girl’s entertainment from days before movies, television and the internet.

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The Girl’s Own Book was first published in Boston in 1834. Lydia Maria Child, the book’s author, spent the early part of her literary career writing guides for domestic and family life, including this book about ningteenth-century childhood. The book was reprinted many times in the 19th century. Songs, games, poetry, riddles, crafts, and practical advice are put forth as activities for young ladies of the day.

Price: $12.95

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