Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Nature's Pleasant Laxative [1894 (ca.)]

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Red title text on the front of the tradecard reads Nature's Pleasant Laxative. White text on the front also reads Syrup Of Figs, and more red text reads Manufactured By California Fig Syrup Co., San Francisco, Cal., Louisville, Ky., New York, N.Y. In small black print is text reading The Kreb Lithographing Co., Cincinnati. The primary feature of the cover, though, is a color drawing of a damsel wearing a white dress and a red stole as she picks figs. Text on the back of the card promotes the product. Note that a corner of the card has been clipped.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Printer: Krebs Lithographing Co. (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Brand Name: Syrup of Figs

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

1894 (ca.)

18.7 x 12.4 cm

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Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: Nature's Pleasant Laxative [1894 (ca.)]. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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