Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

[Now Den Pussy Jes Watch Yo' Anty Make Dis Yer Cake]

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The front panels, when folded, show an old African-American woman dumping a box of Arm and Hammer Brand Soda into a pan with a cat sitting at her feet. It reads, "Now den pussy jes watch yo' anty make dis yer cake." When the first panel is opened, it shows the soda foaming over everything while the cat has the box of Arm and Hammer over its head. It reads, "Fo de Lord, what am de matter, spec Ise done gone used too much of de Arm and Hammer Soda." When the second panel is opened, it shows a drawing of the woman carrying a large cake to her family of six sitting at the table. It reads, "Look at dis yer cake missus: sho' as yo' bo'n, de Arm and Hammer Brand of Soda and Saleratus am de boss. Clar' to goodness anty yo' am right, dat cake am jes' lubly don't yo' neber buy no udder brand." The very back panel has a promo for Arm and Hammer Brand Soda and Saleratus. The bottom reads, "For sale by A.O. Hoskins. Dealer in dry goods, groceries, etc. Hats, caps, boots and shoes. Pierpont, Ohio."

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Donor: Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Endowment Fund

Brand Name: Arm and Hammer Baking Soda

Publisher: Church and Dwight Co. (New York, N.Y.)

1890 (ca.)

8.3 x 14 cm

Trade Cards

Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.

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Citation: [Now Den Pussy Jes Watch Yo' Anty Make Dis Yer Cake]. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at http://www.lib.msu.edu/exhibits/sliker/detail.jsp?id=5487

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