11 Food-Related Highlights from The New York Public Library's Massive Digital Archives

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11 Food-Related Highlights from The New York Public Library's Massive Digital Archives

We here at Paste Food spend a little more time than is reasonable looking at food-related images online. And we’re not talking about Instagram. We mean digital archives.

If you felt the ground rumble a little earlier this week, it’s because historians, library nerds, and writers across the country trembled with joy when The New York Public Library released nearly 200,000 items from its digital collection for the public to use at their will. So we dipped our toes in a bit and did just that. Here’s a small sample of what you can find with a quick keyword search: “food.”