Fisher’s Improved house-keeper’s 1850 almanac and family receipt book.
Fisher & Brother
Philadelphia, New York, and Boston
In addition to practical information for each day of the year, some almanacs provided useful information to household members, from gardening hints, meal recipes, cleaning methods, medicinal guides, and in this almanac, “Prevention of jealousy in a wife.” Note the abundance of food in the cover woodcut and the still present string in the upper left corner for hanging on a nail for quick access, presumably in the kitchen. This 1850 issue appears to be one of two extant copies; the other is at the American Antiquarian Society.
From the collection of Peter I. Berg