Today in History–July 23–the Library of Congress features the invention of the ice cream cone, purportedly conceived by Charles E. Menches on this day in 1904 . This confectioner was one of several who were given credit for this delectable invention and who participated in the 1904 St. Louis World Fair. Find out more about the invention of ice cream by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access recipes, books, primary sources images, and more.
St. Louis, Missouri, Home of the First Ice Cream Cone from America’s Library
Ice cream images from American Memory
More ice cream images
Sheet Music of the Week: We All Scream for Ice Cream Edition In the Muse blog July 17, 2015