Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Elastic Starch

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The front cover of the die-cut pamphlet features an illustration of a box of Elastic Starch, noted as the Latest, Improved, A Great Invention, and Prepared For Laundry Purposes Only. Near the bottom of the box's front cover, text reads Manufactured Only By The J.C. Hubinger Bros. Co., New Haven, Conn., Keokuk, Iowa. The back cover features an advertisement for Pop's Corn Starch, noted as The Best And Purest Corn Starch Made. Included on the cover is a drawing of a young woman in a large red hat, surrounded by some corn leaves, and all in a red ornate border. The title page features text reading A Little Calendar Of Cheer For Monday And Tuesday, Handy Hints For The Laundry And Helpful Household Suggestions. Most inside pages include tips and suggestions for using Elastic Starch related to laundry uses.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Elastic Starch

Publisher: J.C. Hubinger Bros. Co. (New Haven, Conn. ; Keokuk, Iowa)


16 p.

15.2 x 9.8 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: Elastic Starch. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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