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HOUSEHOLD WORDS: Women Write from and for the Kitchen

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Jell-O: America's Most Famous Dessert
Le Roy, N.Y.: Genesee Pure Food Company, c1916


Written as a little novella or romance with a bride presenting her husband and her parents, friends and family with perfect desserts, this pamphlet is directed to housewifes. It extols the benefits of Jell-O for pleasing others at table. The frontispiece or first page is bordered with illustrations of six famous American authors and cooks who were powerful symbols of American homemaking including Marion Harland, Sarah Rorer and Mary Lincoln.


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