Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Ayer's American Almanac [1892]

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The front cover begins at the top with the title "Ayer's American Almanac 1892" and continues with a bottle of Ayer's Sarsaparilla on top of a globe. Below, the publisher information is listed. The back cover is titled "Ayer's Sarsaparilla" and contains a couple of informational paragraphs for the product. At the bottom, "Presented by Geo. A. Sargent, West Lincoln, Vt." is stated in black lettering. The front end page is titled "A Babe In The House" and is made up of a drawn illustration containing a mother with her two daughters and a list at the bottom of Dr. Ayer's products. The inside pages are dedicated to calendars and informational pages for various medicines offered by Dr. J.C. Ayer & Co. Each month for the year 1892 has it's own page containing moon phases, sun sets, and moon sets. The medicines discussed throughout the inside pages are Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, Ayer's Sarsaparilla, Ayer's hair Vigor, and Ayer's Cathartic Pills. The back end page is made up of testimonials for Ayer's Hair Vigor from various consumers of the product. In the bottom right corner, there is a promotion for Ayer's Ague Cure. No page numbers.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Dr. Ayer's Tonics & Pills

Publisher: Dr. J.C. Ayer and Co. (Lowell, Mass.)


19.7 x 12.7 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: Ayer's American Almanac [1892]. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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