Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Try Cottolene


The front of the trade card features a drawn color portrait of a little blond girl wearing a white dress. There are sprays of cotton to the left and a bucket of Cottolene in the lower right. The title, "Try Cottolene," is written in blue lettering at the top. At the bottom, the company name and address is listed in brown lettering. The back of the trade card begins at the top with the heading "Directions For Using Fairbank's Cottolene" and continues with a few paragraphs describing the Cottolene cooking fat product. Below, there is a recipe for New England Doughnuts including the ingredients needed plus directions on how to prepare the dish.

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Cottolene

Publisher: N.K. Fairbank and Co. (Chicago, Ill. ; New York, N.Y. ; St. Louis, Mo. ; Boston, Mass. ; Philadelphia, Pa. ; Montrea;, Ont. ; San Francisco, Calif.)

1900 (ca.)

13.3 x 8.3 cm

Trade Cards

Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: Try Cottolene. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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