Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

[An Oil Stove Stove Has Become A Necessity In Every Household]

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The front of the trade card features two drawn colored illustrations. The illustration on the left hand side contains a woman in her under wear in front of a hot stove holding a fan in her left hand while wiping her forehead with hanky with her right hand. The illustration on the right hand side contains a fully dressed and comfortable mother cheerily lifting a little girl while another girl wants to be lifted too. The back of the trade card begins at the top with the title "An Oil Stove Has Become A Necessity In Every Household" and continues with a promotion for Florence Oil Stoves written in black lettering. Along the right hand side, there is a red stamp of the retailers name and address. At the bottom, the company name and address are listed.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Printer: Mayer, Merkel and Ottmann (New York, N.Y.)

Brand Name: Florence Oil Stoves

Publisher: Florence Machine Co. (Florence, Mass.)

1885 (ca.)

8.3 x 12.7 cm

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Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: [An Oil Stove Stove Has Become A Necessity In Every Household]. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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