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FlourMill1.jpg
Two views of a Wadsworth grist mill located on Conesus Creek in the southern part of the town of Avon, N.Y. It was one of several mills in the area owned by the Wadsworth family of Geneseo, N.Y., beginning in the late eighteenth century.

CanalTolls001.jpg
The first paragraph of this handwritten document written by B. Boorman reads "Sir The totals of last Month (Nov.) which was put on book the beginning of this Month I do not know if you have taken act of Therefore give it below[:]
17 Bus 30 lbs…

MillIns001.jpg
An original copy of an insurance policy (including receipt) purchased from the Ontario and Livingston Mutual Insurance Company by James Wadsworth of Geneseo, N.Y. on "His Custom Flouring Mill" in Livingston County, N.Y. (probably on Conesus Creek in…

PaperMill1.jpg
Paper Mill Falls is the site of several early mills, including a grist (or flour) mill owned by the Wadsworth family of Geneseo, N.Y.

TriphammerFalls.jpg
Bathers, friends of Martha Blow Wadsworth (wife of Herbert Wadsworth), frolicking in the falls at the Triphammer site in the southern part of the town of Avon, N.Y. The Wadsworth family of Geneseo owned a flour mill at this spot on Conesus Creek,…

WheatRent001a.jpg
Original contract between Daniel Fitzhugh, as agent for William Wolcott Wadsworth of Geneseo, N.Y. and lesees Thomas Tyler, Benjamin Tyler, and Zachariah Roberson, all of Geneseo. Article 2 of the lease (enlarged snippet view )pertains to rent, both…

Lobster 2.jpg
This is a recipe that is written upon the letterhead of the State Agricultural Society. The names of all the former presidents are at the top of the letterhead; also, the recipe contains quite a few exotic ingredients. There is also a series of…

Filippini--The Table.jpg
The famed chef from New York city's Delmonico's restaurant showcases the unusual ingredients and cuisines favored by America's Gilded Age diners

Farmer Snug.jpg
The moral virtue of tidiness meets agriculture in this famous diptych from Solon Robinson's "Facts for Farmers" (1864), one of many visions of the model farm

Nursery Labels.jpg
19th growers traditionally used pencils on pine labels to identify their stock, but the development of printing presses led to mass-produced tags--a microcosm of revolutionary "branding" that was occurring to foods of all kinds.
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