In the weeks leading up to my exhibit Keep Your Eye Upon the Donut: Donut Shops Past & Present of Brooklyn & Manhattan I’ll post a few objects from my collection of donut ephemera that will be on view in the exhibit at Brooklyn’s City Reliquary Museum.
I’m starting with the booklet “How to Run a Successful Party,” published by the Doughnut Corporation of America in 1945. It contains games and recipes, many of which involve donuts. When it came out, World War II was still going on and it promoted both parties and donuts as “morale boosters.” At the Keep Your Eye on the Donut exhibit opening on Saturday, December 7th we’ll be playing some donut games from this booklet. Hope to see you at the City Reliquary on the 7th!