Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

[Luncheon Beef: Ready, Unique, Delicious]


There are eight trade cards in this collection. Each feature a monkey, Cully, and a parrot, Polly, with a glass bottle on a black background. The backs of each have promos for Armour's Luncheon Beef. Included in the set are: 1) "Eh Cully lets crack it" (promo on back: "A comfort in camps. A necessity everywhere"); 2) "Pull away Polly me darlint" (promo on back: "Hotels and restaurants are keeping it. It is a necessity to them in hot weather"); 3) "A corker" (promo on back: "No yacht complete without a stock of it"); 4) "Set 'm up again" (promo on back: "Is selling where Canned Beef never sold before. It was recognized everywhere as something better than anything packed hitherto"); 5) "We may be happy yet, you bet" (promo on back: "Is now used in the U.S. Army"); 6) "You're no gentleman y'son of a baboon" (promo on back: "Is now used in the U.S. Navy"); 7) "D-M *** !! ** ? !!" (promo on back: "Especially adapted for light housekeeping. Recommended by the leading cookings schools. Send for our Luncheon Beef Cook Book"); 8) "Blue ribbon recruits" (promo on back: "It is the perfection of canned meats, eaten cold or hot. Is the only canned meat that can be used for cooking").

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Armour's

Publisher: Armour and Co. (Chicago, Ill.)

1898 (ca.)

Trade Cards

Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: [Luncheon Beef: Ready, Unique, Delicious]. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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