The New York Public Library has enlisted scores of volunteers to digitize the thousands of items in the Miss Frank E. Buttolph American Menu Collection, 1851-1930. There's something so gratifying about this beehive-like effort …now if the same energy could go toward solving world hunger! One thing I was surprised about was how many vegetables they ate back then (and how awesome train food was). If perusing this makes you a bit peckish, you might want to check out Best of the Best, Vol. 11: The Best Recipes from the 25 Best Cookbooks of the Year.
A real rabbit hole for an image hound, the library's digital holdings also include several theater collections—from whence comes this kooky image of 19th-century actress Charlotte Cushman as Romeo. My only question is, "Wherefore art thou Romeo?"