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European Culinary Cards collection

Identifier: MSS 752

Scope and Contents

The European Culinary Cards collection consists of postcards and advertisement cards depicting food products, cooking, and eating primarily from France but with some representatrion from Spain and the Netherlands. The illustrations and photographs are visually rich and sometimes comical. Some post cards have handwritten messages and canceled postage. Companies represented sell items such as chocolate, cookies and crackers, meats, and wines, including Amatller, Amidon Remy, Cacao Blooker, Charcuterire-Comestibles J. Rousseau, Chocolat Debauve & Gallais, Chocolat Express Grondard, Chocolat Lombart, Chocolat Mignot, Chocolat Poulain, among others.


  • approximately 1890-1930

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

The material is stored off site. Please request 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections at the Michigan State University Libraries.


.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



Spanish; Castilian

Dutch; Flemish

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was purchased by a vendor in approximately 2019.

Processing Information

Lydia Tang processed this collection in 2020. The cards are currently in their arrangement as delivered by the vendor, with corresponding numbers to an unavailable inventory.
Finding Aid for the European Culinary Cards collection
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Lydia Tang
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Repository

MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI 48823 USA