Turtle Soup, Squab & Cigarettes: Bringing 1916 to 2016

by Tatiana Johnson on May 16, 2016 · 0 comments

in Learning, Modern Geekhood, Remember When..., Student Life, Video

In 1916 MIT students and alumni might have found comfort in a nice bowl of turtle soup but today things are a bit different. MIT banquets in the 1900’s featured a wealth of unfamiliar items, in this video, Nora Murphy, archivist at MIT Institute Archives describes the history behind these less familiar foods that were commonly eaten in the 1900’s

Experience a culinary lesson with some current MIT students about common meals at MIT from 100 years ago. Watch the 2 minute video to find out if you’ve ever tried them.

To learn more about these delicacies, join the MIT Alumni Association’s Twitter chat featuring Murphy on Tuesday, May 17, at 3:00 p.m. EDT. Bring your questions about life in 1916 and hear the interesting stories uncovered in researching a century in Cambridge. Follow the chat with the hashtag #MITAlum.

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