Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

The St. Louis Beef Canning Co. [Man Standing On Can]

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This African-American racial stereotype trade card, one of a set of five, has color drawing of an African-American young man standing on a large can of St. Louis Solid Corned Beef and holding a smaller can in his left hand. He is wearing red and white striped pants, a blue and white jacket, yellow bow tie and white spats on his bare feet. At the bottom in a white background is "My friends!! De candidate dat eats dis yeah Beef is de man to be 'lected."

Donor: Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Endowment Fund

Printer: Wemple and Co. (New York, N.Y.)

Brand Name: St. Louis Beef Canning Co.

Publisher: St. Louis Beef Canning Co. (St. Louis, Mo.)

1870 (ca.)

12.4 x 7.5 cm

Trade Cards

Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.

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Citation: The St. Louis Beef Canning Co. [Man Standing On Can]. 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=6583

illustration of king running with tray of tarts

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