34mm. Shell: brass 1868 Double Eagle obverse (D). Insert: brass. PEASE AND HIS WIFE / EMPIRE / RESTAURANT / ALABAMA STREET / ATLANTA GEO.
A notable rarity.
The Plantation, 1870, advertisement: "Pease and His Wife, Metropolitan House, Alabama Street, Atlanta, Georgia. Elegant sleeping rooms connected. Meals served from 5 in the morning until 12 at night. Should you wish to get what you want served as you like it, at any time during the day or night, there is but one place you can find it, and every boy, woman, and child in this city will tell you to go to Pease and His Wife. The Agricultural Committee makes their headquarters here. The farmers and planters will know where to find their friends with in Atlanta. Pease and His Wife, Proprietors."
In the same issue, part of an editorial feature: "1 send you a recipe for making one of the nicest dumplings that ever tickled the palate of—even a constant habitué of the famous establishment of "Pease and his Wife." It is the discovery of a young member of our own family, and may be new to many of the readers of THE PLANTATION:
"Cherry Dumpling.—Mix half a gallon of stoned cherries with a quart of sweet milk and eight eggs, add two teaspoons full of soda, and stir in enough of flour to make a stiff batter. Put the whole in a bag (or clean night cap) and boil two hours and a half. Serve hot, with sauce made of butter and sugar, to which should be added the juice exuding from the cherries after stoning, and a wineglassful of good brandy, wine, or whisky. The above quantity will suffice for sixteen persons—the number in my family. If you have no cherries, and wish to try it, your draft for a peck or so will be promptly honored if drawn soon upon. Your obedient servant, H.U.C. L.T. Hardscrabble, June 13th, 1870."
From the Stephen L. Tanenbaum Estate. Earlier ex: Charles Kirtley, 1991.