R.T. Davis Milling Co. hired freed slave, Nancy Green [born in Montgomery County, KY] to ‘be’ Aunt Jemima®, in 1890. Nancy was made to play Aunt Jemima® as a stereotypical, antebellum plantation ‘mammy’, being subservient, overweight and dressed in typical slave attire, with a red bandana headscarf. She made her debut at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago and soon became known as the ‘Pancake Queen.' Her likeness became the new logo. until her untimely death in 1923.

R.T. Davis Milling Co. hired freed slave, Nancy Green [born in Montgomery County, KY] to ‘be’ Aunt Jemima®, in 1890. Nancy was made to play Aunt Jemima® as a stereotypical, antebellum plantation ‘mammy’, being subservient, overweight and dressed in typical slave attire, with a red bandana headscarf. She made her debut at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago and soon became known as the ‘Pancake Queen.' Her likeness became the new logo. until her untimely death in 1923.

"All you need is a wish and a few pennies!" - Aunt Jemima's Magic Ready-Mix ad - Good Housekeeping 3/1/1940

"All you need is a wish and a few pennies!" - Aunt Jemima's Magic Ready-Mix ad - Good Housekeeping 3/1/1940

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When you picture Aunt Jemima, what do you see? For a white person, it might be a soothing fantasy of a loving black servant putting warm, b...

When you picture Aunt Jemima, what do you see? For a white person, it might be a soothing fantasy of a loving black servant putting warm, b...

Vintage Fire King Aunt Jemima Measuring Cup by RediscoveredRetro, $55.00

Vintage Fire King Aunt Jemima Measuring Cup

Vintage Black Americana Tea Towel Dish Towel Set Aunt Jemima with  Child, Amos with Dog

Vintage Black Americana Tea Towel Dish Towel Set Aunt Jemima with Child, Amos with Dog

Aunt Jemima paper towel holder

Aunt Jemima Paper Towel Holder and Key Holder

Vintage Black Americana on Pinterest | Aunt Jemima, Cookie Jars ...

Vintage Black Americana on Pinterest | Aunt Jemima, Cookie Jars ...

Aunt Jemima Paper Doll Black Americana Very RARE Plus 2 Outfits Mammy 1940s | eBay

Aunt Jemima Paper Doll Black Americana Very RARE Plus 2 Outfits Mammy 1940s | eBay

Aunt Jemima CAKE mix ad original vintage. I met Aunt Jemima at Disneyland in the late 50's!

Aunt Jemima CAKE mix ad original vintage. I met Aunt Jemima at Disneyland in the late 50's!

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