Famous Cows Dollar Butter.

[Burlington, Vt.]: Wells, Richardson and Co. [circa 1894].

Stapled booklet (15.6 x 12.7 cm.), unpaginated. A promotional booklet for butter color, the dye used to color butter and butter-simulating products, including margarine. Though variation in butter color was natural, both seasonally and by breed – some breeds produced milk that was yellower (Jerseys for example), and others whiter (Holsteins for example), by the 1880s, use of these dyes was controversial, especially as it was being used to color replacements for butter. Fine in stapled white and salmon illustrated wrappers, titled in blue. Depicted on the wrapper is the lovely "Mary Anne of St. Lambert." [OCLC locates no copies; one copy in MSU’s Slicker Collection; otherwise unrecorded].

Price: $150.00