Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Sterling Baking Powder

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The front panel of the trade card features a color illustration of an elephant blowing a can of baking powder at a clown. In front of the elephant is a large can of Sterling Baking Powder with a baby elephant on top. Text on the panel reads Sterling Baking Powder, Sold By All First Class Grocers, Try It. In the right bottom corner of the panel is the name of the printer: Donaldson Brothers, Five Points, N.Y. The back panel lists cities where Sterling Baking Powder has been entered in competitions and exhibitions in 1879 and 1880. Text also notes that the product has been used by the army.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Printer: Donaldson Brothers (Five Points, N.Y.)

Brand Name: Sterling Baking Powder

Publisher: Sterling Manufacturing Co. (New York)

1881 (ca.)

9.2 x 14.3 cm

Trade Cards

Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


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

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