Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

War Songs Dedicated To G.A.R., The Woman's Relief Corps And The Songs Of Veterans

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The front cover begins at the top with the title "War Songs Dedicated to the G.A.R., the Woman's Relief Corps and the Sons of Veterans" written in black, red and green lettering. In the center, there is a drawn color illustration of an angel driving a Roman chariot pulled by a lion. In the lower left corner, there is a circle outlining "Purity and Strength. Mocha, Java and Rio. Lion Coffee." The back cover is outlined with three thin red lines framing two G.A.R. medals. In the middle of the medals, there is a green circle stating "Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty" in red lettering. Underneath, there is a coffee pot with the brand "Lion Coffee" written on the front and to the left of the pot, the phrase "It is a true mixture of mocha, java, and rio" is written in black lettering. At the bottom, the statement "Beautiful picture card in every package" is listed in red lettering. The front end page consists of information for "the preparation of this book of war songs." Page one features descriptions about Grant and Lee at Appomattox. The following inside page are filled with War Songs that were carefully chosen for popular use. Some songs include "Star-Spangled Banner," "Sherman's March to the Sea," "The Battle Cry of Freedom," "Marching Through Georgia," "Kingdom Coming" and "Tramp! Tramp! Tramp!" Throughout the inside pages, various generals and admirals are depicted through black and white illustrations. On page thirty two there are twenty eight badges for each different Corps. The back end page entails the index and a promotion for Lion Coffee.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Lion Coffee

Publisher: Woolson Spice Co., Manufacturers (Toledo, Ohio)

1890 (ca.)

32 p.

17.5 x 12.1 cm


Language: English

Key term: Coffees

Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: War Songs Dedicated To G.A.R., The Woman's Relief Corps And The Songs Of Veterans. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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