Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Good Luck In Preserving [1915 (ca.)]


The front cover features a drawn colored illustration of a woman wearing a white apron piped with blue edging, gray dress, white collar and cuffs as she applies a Good Luck jar ring. Above the illustration, the title "Good Luck In Preserving" is written in orange and black lettering. To the right of the title, there is a Swastika (meaning good luck) inside of a green circle. At the bottom, the phrase "A Booklet of Recipes & Suggestions" is also written in orange and black lettering. The back cover also features a drawn colored illustration of a woman in a blue and white long-sleeved dress, holding a jar ring in her left hand and pouring a quart of peaches into a dish with her right hand. There is a Swastika in the upper left hand corner followed by the phrase "The Secret of Successful Preserving" located towards the upper right hand corner. At the bottom, the phrase "Use Good Luck Rings" is written in black and orange lettering. The front end page starts off with a quote from Elbert Hubbard and continues with a letter to the housewife. The following inside pages are made up of informational paragraphs for topics such as "The Story of the Swastika" and "Helpful Hints For Preserving Time." The rest of the inside pages are dedicated to various recipes and labels. The recipes are separated into seven categories: Fruit Preserves, Conserves, Spiced Fruits, Marmalades, Relishes, Pickles, and Miscellaneous. Each recipe entails a list of the ingredients needed plus directions on how to prepare the dish. The labels contain various food names along with a Swastika located on each side. The back end page is titled "Important" and entails four informational paragraphs. At the bottom, the company name and address are listed. No page numbers.

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Good Luck Jar

Publisher: Boston Woven Hose and Rubber Co. (East Cambridge, Mass.)

1915 (ca.)

15.9 x 8.9 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: Good Luck In Preserving [1915 (ca.)]. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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