“War Time Fish Cookery” (1943 style)

This is the second of three old pamphlets I found at a used book sale. The first one is here. This government publication by the Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Conservation Bulletin 27, is copyrighted 1943 and originally cost 10 cents. The font on “Wartime” makes it appear like war is fun. You just have to have the right attitude… why, and some fish!

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The opening page has a more official, governmental look to it.

The opening page has a more official, governmental look to it.

The booklet is mostly composed of recipes but opens with basic information.

There's something about these illustrations, maybe it's the fish's expression...

There’s something about these illustrations, maybe it’s the fish’s expression…

The buying advice at the bottom is - yikes! - 70 years old but it's still the same as what you'd read today. How often does THAT happen, especially with food?

The buying advice at the bottom is – yikes! – 70 years old but it’s still the same as what you’d read today. How often does THAT happen, especially with food?

Look at all these types of “fish most commonly found in the market.”

Butterfish? Rosefish? Scup??

Butterfish? Rosefish? Scup??

Tautog? Tomcod? Sheepshead?? (Clearly I don't know my fish...)

Tautog? Tomcod? Sheepshead?? (Clearly I don’t know my fish…)

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