Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

The Hires Book Of Mother Goose Rhymes


The front cover of this pamphlet has a thin green line framing a yellow, green, blue and white drawing of the Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe being followed by her many children with the shoe in the background. The Hires logo of a child holding a glass of root beer is in an oval inset with a green background in the lower left. The title is in black print inside the top of the drawing. The back cover has a color drawing of a mother mixing Hires Root Beer in a bowl while three children sit at the table helping her. There is a yellow and black box of Hires Household Extract For Making Rootbeer At Home in the upper right. The front end page has advertisements for Hires; Expansion Bottle Stoppers; and the Hires Hand Capping Machine with black-and-white drawings and photographs. The back end page has an advertisement for "When You're Out Shopping? Ask for Hires" at fountains or in bottles. There are 22 classic Mother Goose nursery rhymes, two on each page and each with a color drawing. The last page has an advertisement for Hires Household Extracts with drawings of a yellow box for rootbeer extract and a green box for ginger ale extract. At the bottom of the page is the company name, The Charles E. Hires Company, Philadelphia, Pa.

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Hires Root Beer

Publisher: Charles E. Hires Co. (Philadelphia, Pa. ; Malvern, Pa.)

1885 (ca.)

12 p.

8.3 x 10.2 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: The Hires Book Of Mother Goose Rhymes. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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