Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Nature's Pleasant Laxative [1984 (ca.)]

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The front cover of the card features red title text reading Nature's Pleasant Laxative, white product text reading Syrup Of Figs, and red text near the bottom reading Manufactured By California Fig Syrup Co., San Francisco, Cal., Louisville, Ky., New York, N.Y. In black print, also near the bottom, is text reading Calvert Lith. Co., Detroit, Mich. The primary feature of the cover is a color drawing of a damsel wearing a white dress and a red stole as she picks figs. The back cover features a black and white, three-dimensional drawing of a box of Syrup of Figs. The inside panels of the cardholder feature text promoting the product.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Printer: Calvert Lith. Co. (Detroit, Mich.)

Brand Name: Syrup of Figs

Publisher: California Fig Syrup Co. (San Francisco, Calif. ; Louisville, Ky. ; New York, N.Y.)

1894 (ca.)

13.0 x 7.9 cm

Trade Cards

Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: Nature's Pleasant Laxative [1984 (ca.)]. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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