Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

The Magic Crystal [1926]

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The front cover is a beige background with a green, white and beige frame going around the title "The Magic Crystal." There is a drawn color illustration of a fully clothed fairy princess hovering above a basket of clothes held by a maid wearing a white headpiece and a red and white checkered dress with white cuffs and a collar. The back cover entails a drawn color illustration of a large Borax Box on the left and a women using the wringer washer machine on the right. There is a vibrant yellow background and at the very bottom there is a stage coach. The inside pages consist of various rooms in a household where Borax can be used. Some places include the kitchen, bathroom, nursery and sickroom. The last inside page contains information about the history of Borax.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Borax

Publisher: Pacific Coast Borax Co. (Chicago, Ill.)


24 p.

15.2 x 10.1 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is under copyright.


Citation: The Magic Crystal [1926]. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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