Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Granite Iron Ware Cook Book [W.R. Little, Son & Co.]

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The front cover features a drawn colored illustration of a woman in a blue hat, red dress and white apron inspecting a Granite Iron Ware basin. The tile, "Granite Iron Ware Cook Book" is written in red and black lettering along the top and bottom. The back cover contains a drawn colored illustration of a young fisherman wearing a yellow hat, green shirt, brown knickers, and has a fishing pole in his hands. There is a Granite Iron Ware bucket on the dock beside him. At the bottom, the retailer's name and address are stated in black lettering. The inside pages begin with testimonials and continue with various recipes that can be prepared with Granite Iron Ware. Some of the categories that the recipes fall under are soups, fish, poultry, meats, vegetables, breads, entrees, pudding, custards, and candies. All recipes are written in paragraph form and entail the ingredients needed plus directions on how to prepare the dish written in black lettering. There are also several pages throughout the inside pages titled "Granite Iron Kitchen Goods" that contain illustrations of different products available for purchase. The last inside page entails the heading "Granite Iron Toilet Articles" and ten illustrations of various products such as a Slop Jar, Windsor Foot Tub, and Chambers.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Granite Iron Ware

Publisher: St. Louis Stamping Co. (New York; Chicago)


64 p.

12.7 x 8.6 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: Granite Iron Ware Cook Book [W.R. Little, Son & Co.]. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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