Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

The Lion And His Coffee [1898 c.a.]

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The pamphlet is a die cut coloring booklet. The front cover features a drawn color illustration of a lion holding an opened box of Lion Coffee beans flowing out of it. At the bottom, the brand "Lion Coffee" is listed in red lettering. The back cover is exactly the same as the front cover. The front end page entails "Caution No. 1 " which explains that Lion Coffee is only sold in one-pound packets. The following inside pages consists of black and white outlines of a lion doing various activities throughout the day with Lion Coffee. Some activities include making the coffee, getting dressed up, studying, picket duty and plays tennis. Underneath the illustration, there are a few lines describing how Lion Coffee affects the task in the picture. The back end page entails "Caution No. 2" which explains that Lion Coffee is never ground. No page numbers.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Lion Coffee

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

1898 (ca.)

11.4 x 8.3 cm


Language: English

Key term: Coffees

Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: The Lion And His Coffee [1898 c.a.]. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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