Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

D.M. Osborne And Co.'s Handy Book For House And Farm

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The front cover is a drawing of a woman wearing a chef's hat, white apron, and red dress holding an identical cookbook. Two young girls are watching her. On the table sits a mixing bowl, vanilla, eggs, shortening, and Cleveland's Superior Baking Powder. Through the window is a farmer using an Osborne mower. The sign on the wall reads, "Osborne-Farm Implements Succeed Where Others Fail." The back cover shows a framed painting of a farmer using Osborne Columbia Inclined Corn Harvester. Recipes are included between pages advertising Osborne implements. 64 pages.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Printer: Gies and Co., Printers and Engravers (Buffalo, N.Y.)

Brand Name: Cleveland Baking Powder

Publisher: D.M. Osborne and Co. (Auburn, N.Y.)

1870 (ca.)

64 p.

15.6 x 22.9 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: D.M. Osborne And Co.'s Handy Book For House And Farm. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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