Saul Zalesch collection of American ephemera

About this collection

    The Saul Zalesch collection of American ephemera (Accession 2019.0222.SZ) is a collection of over trade catalogs, cookbooks, and other printed ephemera from the late 1870s through the 1940s originally collected by Saul Zalesch, an art historian that became interested in the genre while working as a research fellow at Winterthur Library in the 1990s.
    Zalesch's collection is split between Winterthur and Hagley. Winterthur, whose collections focus on America's artistic, cultural, social, and intellectual history, retained items from the collection concerning the decorative arts. Hagley received the items concerning business history.
    The collection has not been digitized in its entirety. By Zalesch’s request, no fees are charged to scholars for the publication of images from his collection.
    Image: Molded Salmon Salad, Man-Pleaser Salads from the Knox Gelatine Kitchens

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