Syrups

Harrods for Everything is the apt title of a huge 1,525-page catalogue from about 1912′, via Hot off the Press, via MeFi. Eat your heart out Argos. If you like this kind of thing, the Sears Archive is also instructive. Today’s Aliexpress and Alibaba-haunting Dropshippers are simply perpetuating our fascination with the ideal of the mega-catalogue, one book that contains everything you ever need / The Unfortunate Tale of the Museum of Practical Geology Pt I and Pt II / Hidden Architecture / ‘Blood, death and toy cars: how the Mexican Weegee makes sense of a violent world, the photography of Enrique Metinides, photographer of tragedies, collector of toys / Airplane Mode, ‘experience the Zen-like routines of commercial flying. Expect delays’ (via RPS) / music by Lunch Money Life / notes on the arts and visual culture, a traditional weblog / a collection of isolated vocals / it was a golden era of tinctures, tonics and syrups:

Syrup,
– Acidulated, 340
Aubergier’s (lettuce juice with morphine), 327
of Buckthorn (a rustic purgative), 340, 341
Easton’s, 330, 340
– Figs in, 1244
– Fruits in, 1246, 1247
– Ginger, 340
Golden, 1262
of Hypophosphites, 332, 340
– Johnson’s Soothing, 334
– Lemon, 340
Parrish’s, 340
Poppies, 340
– Rami, 338
– Ramos, 338
– Rhubarb, 340
– Roberts’, 338
Seigel’s, 338
– of Senna, 339
of Squills, 340
Tolu, 340
– Violets, 340
Winslow’s Soothing, 341
– Syrups for Flavouring, 1262
– Fruit and Liqueur, 1262
– Harrods’, 356

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