This great book is illustrated with images taken from the collections of the Library of Congress.
This is a revised version of the 1927 edition. The Congressional Club was incorporated by an act of Congress in 1908:
“To promote acquaintance among members and to facilitate their social intercourse and to provide a place of meeting which may help to secure for them the advantages of life in the national capital.”
Members were the wives and daughters of Congressional, Supreme Court, and Cabinet members. This cookbook includes a message from Eleanor Roosevelt and an essay on nutrition from Surgeon General Dr. Hugh S. Cumming.
There are multiple editions of this book published by the U.S. Committee for the United Nations. Another version with 185 recipes was published in 1959 by Robin Hood Mills in Canada.