Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

The True Story Of Old-Fashioned New England Oven Baked Beans


The front panel features a drawn color illustration of a pilgrim lady spooning baked beans onto pewter plates with a fireplace and mantel behind her. The title, "The True Story of Old-Fashioned New England Oven Baked Beans," is written in orange, white, and yellow lettering against a brown background. The back panel contains a promotion for New England Oven Baked Beans with pork baked in brick ovens and a promotion for Brown Bread with Raisins. Both promotions entail a descriptive paragraph next to a can of the product. At the bottom, the company name and address are listed in blue lettering. The inside panels begin with a story about how the New England Baked Beans have spread throughout the country starting with the Puritans. There are drawn illustrations of various depictions throughout history located on different folds. The inside panels also contain two recipes including baked bean croquettes and brown bread toast, vermicelli. Both include a drawn color illustration along with detailed descriptions on how to prepare the dish.

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: B & M Pure Food

Publisher: Burnham and Morrill Co. (Portland, Maine)

1930 (ca.)

15.6 x 8.6 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: Permission is granted from the copyright owner/holder.


Citation: The True Story Of Old-Fashioned New England Oven Baked Beans. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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