Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Ayer's Sarsaparilla


The front panel shows a woman wearing a pink and white dress resting in an invalid chair as she holds a bottle in her left hand while talking to a friend wearing a blue dress and hat. A boy and girl play with a dog next to a bed of flowers beside them. Below the title reads, "Purifies the blood, stimulates the vital functions, restores and preserves health, and infuses new life and vigor throughout the whole system." The back panel reads, "A real blessing," and has a small bottle in the top left corner and a promo for Ayer's Sarsaparilla.

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Dr. Ayer's Tonics & Pills

Publisher: Dr. J.C. Ayer and Co. (Lowell, Mass.)

1885 (ca.)

7.0 x 13.0 cm

Trade Cards

Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: Ayer's Sarsaparilla. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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