Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Arm And Hammer Church And Co.'s Soda New York


The front cover is a yellow die-cut box of Arm and Hammer. The back cover is the back of the box and reads, "To the housekeeper: do you use Arm and Hammer Soda? If not, why not?" Inside are drawings of a black woman giving her child a bath while a cat sits on the shelf above with a box of Arm and Hammer. Below the drawings read, "'Now, 'Zekial, chile, stan' right in dar, / I'll wash you clean an' curl yo' har, / But I tell you child 'f you don' take care, / Yo'll feel yo' mammy's hand. / My sakes alive, what noise was dat / Git down from dar, you durned ole cat, / Oh! Lord! She clean done gone upsat, / Dat Arm and Hammer Brand.'"

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Arm and Hammer Baking Soda

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

1890 (ca.)

12.7 x 10.2 cm

Trade Cards

Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: Arm And Hammer Church And Co.'s Soda New York. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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