Published in the early 1920s by Penick & Ford Ltd located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The company originally started in 1895 as Douglas & Company as a Starch Works. Later selling the company to Penick & Ford Ltd in 1919 a manufacture of corn syrups and can syrups. The predominately featured Brer Rabbit on their Molasses. An advertising campaign that focused on folklore of the time. The company changed hands 4 more times before becoming Penford Corporation. B & C which is part of the company still manufactures Brer Rabbit Molasses today.
Recipes by Penick & Ford, another cookbook featuring Brer Rabbit is available from Michigan State University.
Recipe Book published in 1920 by the C.F Sauer Company to promote the use of their vanilla extract. C.F. Sauer Company was founded in 1887 by C.F. Sauer. Starting the business in Richmond, Virginia it had many locations as it grew. Today the headquarters is still located there but the business has expanded across the US to other locations as well. Originally the company’s goal was to provide inexpensive extracts to housewives at local drug and grocery stores. In 1929 after C.F. Sauer’s death, his some expanded the business even further by buying Duke’s Mayonnaise. Today the company has further expanded into other condiments and spices.
Published in 1919 by The Rumford Company as part of their home economics series from their newly founded Department of Home Economics. Originally the Wilson Company in 1854 was a partnership between George Wilson and Eben Horshford. In 1857 the company moved to Providence, Rhode Island and renamed the company to Rumford Chemical Works. By 1912 the company had renamed to the Rumford Company and created The Home Economics Department. The Home Economics Department was responsible for creating recipes and testing them for the public. They then created multiple recipe booklets for the housewife. In 1966 the company would be bought by The Hulman & Company of Terre Haute, Indiana. Today the company still produces it alongside of its signature Clabber Girl Baking Powder.
The second book in the Home Economics series. There were 6 books total in this series. It was part of an initiative from the company’s Home Economic Department designed to help housewives.
Published in 1894 by John Dwight & Company as a promotional item. It included not only recipes but a calendar, weights and measures. The symbol was the noted Cow. They produced several of these booklet with the cow’s head on as well. John Dwight & Company was founded in 1847 and would later merge with Church & Company in 1896. There were many recipe booklets that would follow that included both Dwights Cow Brand and the Church & Company together The cow was phased out eventually and today we buy the famous orange box with the Arm & Hammer logo which was on the Church & Company box.
Published in 1925 by the Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company in Lynn, Massachusetts. Lydia Pinkham produced several herbal products related to women’s health issues. Known for Lydia Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound as her primary product for women. Products contained 20 percent alcohol during the Prohibition. Supporting the feminist movement her marketing advertisements encouraged women to write in to her. Her products featured her face and was marketed directly to women, promising them someone they could trust. Her company started mass marketing the Lydia Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound in 1876 and after her passing in 1883 her family continued with her original marketing campaign that was geared toward women's health issues.
Published in 1926, this is another booklet published by the Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company. There were several books published by the company to help with marketing the Lydia Pinkham Vegetable Compound.
Tested Recipes, Another book in the series held by the University of Alberta Libraries.
Published in 1920 by Garret & Company shortly after their move to Brooklyn, New York. The company was founded in 1835 in North Carolina as a manufacture of wines. In 1920 they relocated to Brooklyn and promptly had to deal with Prohibition. In an effort to keep the company going they used alcohol to manufacture flavorings and extracts which was permitted at the time for food use. The recipe book was a promotional item to get people to try their newly created extracts, with the most common being vanilla. In 1923 they reformed and called themselves the Virginia Dare Extracts Company. Still located today in Brooklyn they are still a leader in manufacturing extracts and flavorings.
Published in 1920 by the Calumet Baking Powder Company as part of their advertising campaign. The company was created in 1889 by William Wright in Chicago, Illinois. The company produced several recipe booklets from 1906-1987. The company was sold to General Foods in 1929 and again in 1985 to Philip Morris it then merged with Kraft Foods in 1988. Most of the recipe booklets were produced up until the 1940 and then stopped until the 1980’s. The baking powder is still made today and is known for its red can with an Indian Head.
Rumford Recipe Book published in 1913 by the Rumford Chemical Works is available through the University of North Carolina Greensboro Library Archives.
Little Book of Delicious Drinks and Dainty Desserts is another book in the series and available from Michigan State Library Archives