Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Hires Extracts For Making Rootbeer And Gingerale At Home. See Page 5 For Directions


The front panel is brown with a maid holding a tray of glasses of rootbeer. The title is on a beige space in brown lettering. The back panel has a brown frame with faces on it. In the center the text is At fountains ask for Hires a good pure drink delicious healthful. The company name and address are below. The front end page has directions for making ginger ale. There are directions for making rootbeer or ginger ale at home in English, French, Italian, German, Slavic, Polish, Spanish, and Hebrew. There are a few recipes. Page 14 and the back end page have advertisements for supplies and Hires in bottles. The text and line drawings are in brown.

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Hires Root Beer

Publisher: Charles E. Hires Co. (Philadelphia, Pa. ; Malvern, Pa.)

1905 (ca.)

14 p.

10.5 x 7.2 cm



  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Slavic
  • Spanish

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: Hires Extracts For Making Rootbeer And Gingerale At Home. See Page 5 For Directions. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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