Putting Up Jelly, Irwinville Farms

John Vachon, May 1938. Library of Congress.

Jelly wasn’t just for biscuits in those days (cane syrup usually fit that bill). In fact, many farm wives used it as an improvised frosting on their cakes; I still know one or two older ladies who do it to this day.

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