Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

[The Bird Flying Over The River]

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The front of the trade card features a drawn color illustration of an orange, white and black bird superimposed over a branch of dogwood behind a blue oval painting of a river. The back of the trade card entails a promotion for Lion Coffee. In the center, there is a lion's head in a circle consisting of two phrases on each side. The phrase on the left reads "Is never sold in bulk" and the phrase on the right reads "A beautiful picture card in every package." The company name and address is located at the bottom.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Lion Coffee

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

1890 (ca.)

10.5 x 14.3 cm

Trade Cards

Language: English

Key term: Coffees

Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: [The Bird Flying Over The River]. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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