A Potluck Dish & a Playbill (Zanesville OH)

Here’s a hundred-year-old treat for those of you attending graduation potluck lunches in the coming weekends. Tucked between the pages of my antique cookbook, I found this…

Macaroni & Kidney Beans. 1 cup macaroni 1 teaspoon salt 1 quart water 1/2 pt. cream tom- sauce 1 can or 1 pint cooked kidney beans Make cream tom sauce as follows 2 tablespoons flour 2 " butter 3/4 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup strained tom. Heat milk - Rub flour & butter tog. Pour into milk. Add strained tom & turn into this sauce the drained macaroni & beans.

1915 Macaroni & Kidney Beans–coming soon to your next potluck.

Transcription:


Macaroni & Kidney Beans.

  • 1 cup macaroni
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 quart water
  • 1/2 pt. cream tom- sauce
  • 1 can or 1 pint cooked kidney beans
  • Make cream tom sauce as follows
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 ” butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup strained tom.

Heat milk – Rub flour & butter tog. Pour into milk.

Add strained tom & turn into this sauce the drained macaroni & beans.


(Remember to use 2015 food safety practices when attempting to make 1915 recipes!)

Now, can I just tell you how much I love that the recipe was written on the back of this

High School Auditorium Much Ado About Nothing presented by The Class of 1915 Thursday and Friday, May 20th and 21st eight o’clock ___________________ Dramatis Personae Don Pedro, Prince of Arragon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karl Weaver Don John, his half brother . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Milton Osborne Claudio, a young lord of Florence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fred Perry Benedick, a young lord of Padua . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bernard Garrett Leonato, Governor of Messina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Francis McConnell Antonio, his brother . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harold Kent Bulthazar, attendant of Don Pedro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karl Elliott Conrade } . . . . . . . . . . . followers of Don John . . . . . . . . . . {Orris Robinson Borachio } . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . {Karl Leuphold Friar Francis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charles Kappes Dogbury . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rolland Bateman Verges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Pinkerton Sexton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . George Sammons First Watch} . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Earl Gregg Boy } George Seacole, second watch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bernard Frank Hero, daughter of Leonato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . {Gladys Still . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . {Mary Lillibridge Beatrice, niece to Leonato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . {Elizabeth Mulvey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . {Hilda Jones Margaret, gentlewoman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . {Elizabeth Rei . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . {Ruth Ball Ursula, gentlewoman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . {Mabel Young . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . {Margaret Foley Scenes ACT I.--The tying of the knot. SCENE I. Garden of Leonato’s palace SCENE II. Same. ACT II.--The tightening of the knot. SCENE I. Garden of Leonato’s palace. SCENE II. Hall of palace. ACT III.--The knot tied. SCENE I. Garden. SCENE II. Same. SCENE III. Hall of palace. ACT IV.--The untying of the knot. SCENE I. A church. ACT V.--The knot untied. SCENE I. Garden. Time, about 1400. Place, Messina. NOTE—Music for the song in the second act was composed by Bernard Mechlin. Furniture loaned by Rowlands.

A 1915 playbill for the Zanesville High School production of Much Ado About Nothing

Transcription (names linked to Ancestry):


 

High School Auditorium
Much Ado About Nothing
presented by
The Class of 1915
Thursday and Friday, May 20th and 21st
eight o’clock
___________________

Dramatis Personae

Don Pedro, Prince of Arragon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karl Weaver
Don John, his half brother . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Milton Osborne
Claudio, a young lord of Florence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fred Perry
Benedick, a young lord of Padua . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bernard Garrett
Leonato, Governor of Messina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Francis McConnell
Antonio, his brother . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harold Kent
Bulthazar, attendant of Don Pedro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karl Elliott
Conrade } . . . . . . . . . . . followers of Don John . . . . . . . . . . {Orris Robinson
Borachio } . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . {Karl Leuphold
Friar Francis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charles Kappes
Dogbury . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rolland Bateman
Verges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Pinkerton
Sexton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . George Sammons
First Watch} . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Earl Gregg
Boy              }
George Seacole, second watch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bernard Frank
Hero, daughter of Leonato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . {Gladys Still
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . {Mary Lillibridge
Beatrice, niece to Leonato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . {Elizabeth Mulvey
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . {Hilda Jones
Margaret, gentlewoman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . {Elizabeth Rei
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . {Ruth Ball
Ursula, gentlewoman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . {Mabel Young
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . {Margaret Foley

Scenes

ACT I.–The tying of the knot.

SCENE I. Garden of Leonato’s palace

SCENE II. Same.

ACT II.–The tightening of the knot.

SCENE I. Garden of Leonato’s palace.

SCENE II. Hall of palace.

ACT III.–The knot tied.

SCENE I. Garden.

SCENE II. Same.

SCENE III. Hall of palace.

ACT IV.–The untying of the knot.

SCENE I. A church.

ACT V.–The knot untied.

SCENE I. Garden.

Time, about 1400. Place, Messina.

NOTE—Music for the song in the second act was composed by Bernard Mechlin.

Furniture loaned by Rowlands.


A Zanesville newspaper clipping found in situ between the cookbook pages gave me the clue on where to look for these youths, and Milton Osborne’s obituary tells us that they attended Zanesville High School.

Now that this wonderful, unique record is out there, I’ll put it to the researchers who come upon this post in their web travels: if your ancestor is one of these Zanesville Ohio teens, born around 1896-1897, and you have an incomprehensible photo of your quarry in theatrical garb, I hope you’ll share it so it can be added to this post!

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