Black Collectibles: Mammy and Her Friends
The cheerful design of household items which depict black people have made them collectible to a wide group today. Prompted by nostalgia and memories of warm households peopled by loving black hands, these kitchen tools with cute expressions so pleasant to have around are used as decorations in many homes. And in the collecting world, they are becoming popular. The legend which started Aunt Jemima pancakes is told and illustrated with many different variations of her image. Over 250 colour photographs of spice shakers, tea sets, toys, match safes, books, ash trays, advertising cards, wall plaques, vases, etc. depict the diversity of items made with images of black people as the main design. Patent drawings of many designs are reproduced here from the archives of the U.S. Design Patents office. A price guide is included for quick references.
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Amos and Andy Aunt Jemima pancake black boy Black cook bottom left boxtop coupon offer brown glazed ceramic cookie jar Ceramic mammy Circa 1st Circa late 1940's color combined doll cook and mammy cook shakers Costume Jewelry Davis Milling decorated dressed in white Edith Wilson FIGURE TOY figurine Freeman F green grocery reminder board Handpainted Hard to find holder kitchen LITTLE BLACK SAMBO little boy Luzianne mammy and cook mammy cookie jar mammy dressed Marked-Japan matching memo pad metal N. Y. Application N. Y. Filed Nancy Green Occupied Japan ornamental design painted chalkware patent 14 pepper shakers pin cushion plaid mammy potholders Potteries price guide Quaker Oats rag doll family recipe book salt and pepper SARA CONE BRYANT Serial shaped shown and described SIMILAR ARTICLE smoker's stand Souvenir spoon substantially as shown sugar bowl Term of patent top left top right U.S.A. Circa unmarked watermelon wooden yellow young mammy