Madison women produce a cookbook to help poor children, 1894

Choice and Tested Recipes

The Attic Angel Association began in 1889 when Madison resident Elva Bryant began sewing clothes for poor children. Enlisting the help of her sister Mary and several friends, Bryant began collecting discarded clothes and sewing new clothes for poor families. The name "attic angel" came from Bryant's father who declared, seeing his daughters descending the stairs, "here come the attic angels!" This 1894 cookbook was produced to help raise money for their efforts.

Related Topics: The Progressive Era
Progressivism and the Wisconsin Idea
Creator: Attic Angel Association
Pub Data: Madison, Wis. : The Association, 1894. (pamphlet 75- 2974)
Citation: Attic Angel Association. "Choice and Tested Recipes." (Madison, Wis. : The Association, 1894); online facsimile at Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 12/7/2021