Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Horsford's Acid Phosphate For Mental And Physical Exhaustion Dyspepsia & C. [1895 c.a.]


The front of the trade card features a drawn colored illustration of a young girl wearing a red hat, white blouse and a necklace that spells "Horsford's Acid Phosphate." The title "Horsford's Acid Phosphate For Mental & Physical Exhaustion Dyspepsia & C" is written above the illustration in pink lettering. At the bottom, the phrase "It makes a delicious drink with water & sugar only" is stated in pink lettering followed by the company name plus address. The back of the trade card begins at the top with the heading "Horsford's Acid Phosphate" and continues with a couple of paragraphs explaining phosphate's uses. At the bottom it states "For Sale By Warren Smith, Apothecary" in black lettering.

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Horsford's Acid Phosphate

Publisher: Rumford Chemical Works (Providence, R.I.)

1895 (ca.)

12.4 x 8.3 cm

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Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: Horsford's Acid Phosphate For Mental And Physical Exhaustion Dyspepsia & C. [1895 c.a.]. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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