Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

The Magic Crystal. The Borax Girl


The front cover is a green color with an ornate frame outlining a drawn color illustration of the Borax girl. She is wearing a black and white dress along with an apron. There is a laundry basket in her hands that is filled to the top. The title, "The Magic Crystal," is written at the top of the illustration just above her head. At the very bottom of the illustration the phrase "The Borax Girl" is written in a bold black text. The back cover entails a drawn color illustration. There is a women in a green dress looking at a store window display of 20-Mule Team Borax. A Household Necessity. Below the display windows, there is a phrase that states "It's the BORAX with the SOAP that does the work." The inside pages begin with a "Partial list of standard household products." The following pages continue with different rooms in a household that Borax could be used in. Some rooms include the kitchen, laundry room, nursery, and sickroom. There are also various medical recipes for such things as sunburns, freckles, and a sore throat. The last couple pages on the inside are filled with the history of Borax, "Borax" the Fly and "Some new and valuable uses for 20-Mule Team Borax.

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Borax

Publisher: Pacific Coast Borax Co. (Chicago, Ill.)


24 p.

15.2 x 10.1 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: The Magic Crystal. The Borax Girl. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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