Pepper Pot

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00166
Title: Pepper Pot
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

An old Black woman sits at a market stall crying out "Peppery-pot, all hot!" Pepper Pot was a thick soup made up of beef tripe and vegetables, spiced with pepper and other seasonings. It was commonly sold for a few pennies by mainly black female street vendors.


Illustration from A Century After, Edward Strahan, ed. Phila.: Allan, Lane, Scott & Lauderbach 1875.


Source :

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.3
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler