Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

The Story Of Cane Sugar

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The front panel of the leaflet features the text The Story Of Cane Sugar, with two cartoon elves (possibly drawn by Vernon Grant), each sitting on a red box of Quaker Sugar, reading a white-covered world atlas. A red lantern hangs by a chain over their heads. The overall background is blue, though the white title text is over black. The back panel features a blue and white Quaker girl as part of the company's logo. Text below begins Refined In The U.S.A., following by a promotional message. At the bottom of the panel is a color drawing of a cartoon teacher and three students sitting at old-fashioned school desks, with the teacher pointing to a chalk message on a blackboard, which reads Always Insist On Quaker Sugar. The leaflet first unfolds to reveal a three-fold, four-panel color drawing of portions of the world where Quaker Sugar comes from. The leaflet unfolds further to reveal another map, plus the story of sugar cane (Growing, Harvesting, The Mill, Raw Sugar, and Transportation) and of refining sugar (Unloading, Washing, Char Filtering, Crystallizing And Drying, and Sorting And Packing). Tow smaller panels include six dessert recipes.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Quaker Sugar

Publisher: Pennsylvania Sugar Co. (Philadelphia, Pa.)

1940 (ca.)

22.9 x 10.1 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is under copyright.


Citation: The Story Of Cane Sugar. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

illustration of king running with tray of tarts


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