Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Modern Homemaker Victory Canning Edition

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A patriotic theme supporting the war effort runs throughout this magazine. The front and back covers are black and white and yellow. Modern HOMEMAKER is at the top in black print with a yellow background with Victory Canning Edition in white on a black background. On a gray and white striped background below is a black-and-white photograph of a smiling woman holding a copy of this magazine in her right hand and a Kerr mason canning jar in her left. The title of the magazine and the cap of the jar are colored in yellow. Below her is a black-and-white photograph of several filled mason jars and boxes of Kerr Mason Caps. The jar caps and boxes are colored in yellow. A Food For Victory shield is inset into the jars photograph which is in the shape of the shield with a black border. The back cover has Modern Homemaker, 710 Title Insurance building, Los Angeles, California, in the upper left in black print on a yellow background. The the right is mailing information (typed address: Mrs. E. D. Bernard, 2320 Dexter Rd., Ann Arbor, Mich.) and a U.S. Postage Mail Permit. Below on a gray and white striped background is a black-and-white photograph of the cover of the National Nutrition Edition of the Kerr Home Canning Book. On the right side of the photograph is a yellow block with information on how to Send For Your Copy Today in black print. On the left side is a yellow block with Only 10¢ in black print and the Food For Victory shield inset below. Below, in the shape of a shield with a black border, is a black-and-white photograph of filled canning jars in a canning basket with the caps colored in yellow. The basket is surrounded by cherries and apricots and a canning pot. Across the front end page and the first page are filled canning jars under the heading, Food Is A Weapon Of War: In Food Lies Strength and In Strength Lies Victory! There is a Message From Washington from President Franklin D. Roosevelt and a suggestion to buy war bonds. There is a Table of Contents on the lower left front end page. Page 4 has an article by Zella Hale Weyant, Research and Home Economics Director. Inside the pamphlet is a plethora of information for canners: Helpful Hints For Beginner and Expert, a two-page step-by-step plan for planting a Victory Garden, a canning budget, a canning timetable, descriptions of the various methods of canning, a government nutritional chart and recipes. The center has two sheets of stickers for labeling canning jars. The back end page shows two shelves of filled canning jars and a reminder that canned foods are not rationed under the government food rationing program, so that "we can release the commercially canned foods to the armed forces and our allies." There are black-and-white photographs throughout with the Kerr jar lids colored in yellow in some.

Donor: Wineberg, Susan

Printer: American Colortype (Chicago, Ill. ; New York, N.Y.)

Brand Name: Kerr Jars

Publisher: Kerr Glass Manufacturing Co. (Los Angeles, Calif., Sand Spring, Okla., Hungtington, W.Va.)


23 p.

27.7 x 20.0 cm

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Language: English

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Citation: Modern Homemaker Victory Canning Edition. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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