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Cozy up for the holidays!

By Julie Golia

Posted on December 25, 2019

Runkel's pure cocoa sample, early 1900s; M1986.237.1; Brooklyn Historical Society. 

Seasons Greetings from Brooklyn Historical Society! If you’re celebrating, we hope you’ve had a festive holiday filled with family, Christmas trees and menorah lightings, latkes and hot cocoa.

This tiny object from our collection put us all in a cozy mood. Standing about an inch high, this tin from the early 20th century likely held just enough powder for one steaming cup of cocoa. This little artifact is just one of many we’re learning more about as we process BHS’s historic artifact collection and publish item-level records online in our Digital Collections! Keep checking back to see many more quirky and surprising objects from Brooklyn’s history.

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