Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Syrup Of Figs Nature's Pleasant Laxative

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The front panel of the two-fold, six-panel leaflet features black title text reading Syrup of Figs Nature's Pleasant Laxative. The primary feature of the panel is a color drawing of a damsel wearing a white dress and a red stole as she picks figs. Black text at the bottom of the panel reads Manufactured By California Fig Syrup Co., San Francisco, Ca., Louisville, Ky, New York, N.Y., plus Schmidt Label & Lith. Co., S.F. The other five panels, including the back panel each feature eight a color or a black and white drawing of California scenes, accompanied by text relating the benefits of the product and the situations in which it is used.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Printer: Schmidt Label & Lith. Co. (San Francisco, CA)

Brand Name: Syrup of Figs

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

1894 (ca.)

13.3 x 9.8 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: Syrup Of Figs Nature's Pleasant Laxative. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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