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This colorful lithograph celebrates the Southern California Citrus Fair, held in Chicago in 1886 and made possible by the newly developed refrigerated railroad car.

In her new book, “The Fruits of Empire,” art historian Shana Klein examines representations of food to show how they reflected and shaped conversations about race and national expansion in the United States. Klein joins us on the Bookworm this Friday—don’t miss it! The Clements Bookworm: Art, Food, and the Politics of Race in the Age of American Expansion
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Best wishes for health and hope in 2021 from the William L. Clements Library! The snow catches the lantern light from our #loggia beautifully in this undated postcard image from the Burton Historical Collection.

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