Ballard's Obelisk Flour
The front panel of the one-fold trade card features a color drawing of an obelisk with pyramids in the background, with text that reads Ballard's Obelisk Flour (with the latter two words in a red banner), Always Reliable, and in a logo, Ballard's 196 Best Obelisk Flour Louisville. The back panel features a color illustration of a woman, seated, holding a large pan of baked bread, next to an iron stove in a kitchen. A bag of Ballard's Best Obelisk Flour sits on a nearby table. The back panels are primarily text, both promotional messages as well as suggestions for making bread, plus a black and white drawing of an obelisk, a pyramid, the Egyptian Sphinx, and a palm tree.
Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker
Brand Name: Ballard's Obelisk Flour
Publisher: Ballard & Ballard Co. (Louisville, Ky)
17.8 x 11.4 cm
Copyright: This item is in the public domain.
Citation: Ballard's Obelisk Flour. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at http://www.lib.msu.edu/exhibits/sliker/detail.jsp?id=7317