The Bloomsbury Food Library hosts image collections from leading institutions around the globe including the Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson & Wales University, USA, The National Archives, UK, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA, as well as a collection of historic illustrated menus.
Browse the images by clicking on any of the museum collections below, or find images via search using the search bar at the top of the page.
The Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson & Wales University is a teaching museum that preserves and interprets culinary and hospitality heritage.
Contents: Approximately 165,000
Bloomsbury Food Library provides access to a unique collection of illustrated menus from the turn of the nineteenth century.
Contents: 27 images
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Click here to read an introductory essay to the Illustrated Menu Collection
We have collated specific food-related images are shown to illustrate the history, context and practice of food cultures across time and place.
Contents: 30 images
The National Archives is the official archive of the UK Government, and for England and Wales. They are the guardians of some of the most iconic national documents, dating back over 1,000 years.
Contents: 500 images
The New York Public Library was founded in 1895 and is the USA's largest public library system. The Library holds more than 55 million items, and has been dedicated to its digital service.
Contents: 38 images