Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Empire Brand

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The front cover of the pamphlet features a color illustration of a harvested farm field behind a bushel of tomatoes, a bottle of ketchup, a pumpkin and assorted other vegetables (some in cans, others in glass jars, others fresh as picked). Title text above the drawing reads Empire Brand, then following Winters & Prophet Canning Co., Rochester, N.Y. In a circle below the drawing, more text reads Fresh-Kept, New York State, Fruits And Vegetables, Ketchup And Chili Sauce. Also, there is text from a retailer, Compliments Of Blue Store Co., Wilmington, Vt. The back cover features an array of Empire products under the heading Fresh-Kept Fruits And Vegetables, In Tin Or Glass The Quality Is The Same. The products are in tin or glass containers. Inside pages feature assorted recipes (many accompanied by color illustrations) organized according to: Tomatoes; Corn; Peas; The Vegetable Salad; Salad Dressings; A Few High Spots in Cookery from the Can; Sauerkraut; The Fruits; and Fruit Salads and Desserts.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Author: Pierce, Anne

Brand Name: Empire

Publisher: Winters & Prophet Canning Co. (Rochester, N.Y.)


31 p.

17.8 x 12.7 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is under copyright.


Citation: Pierce, Anne. Empire Brand. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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