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Archival Anecdotes: Yes we can!


July 20, 2020

The Improved Kook-Kwick Steam Pressure Cooker was used in the 1930s, when food preservation was often essential. This particular item was donated by Anna Byomen.

Canned food has only been around for a handful of years relative to human history. For the vast portion of human existence, food was preserved primarily through dehydration or fermentation. Then in 1795, French military leader Napoleon Bonaparte offered a reward for anyone who could develop a safe, reliable food preservation method for his constantly traveling army.

Nicholas Appert took on the...

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