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Aunt Jemima Advertising Collection, 1890-1925

By Andrea Degener

Collection Overview

Title: Aunt Jemima Advertising Collection, 1890-1925

ID: MGHL/mghl00039

Creator: Frost, A. B. (1851-1928)

Extent: 3.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Series arranged by material type.

Series 1: Administrative Files

Series 2: Advertising Materials

Series 3: Original Works of Art

Date Acquired: 07/13/2016

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes original artwork, packaging, administrative documents, and advertising materials

Biographical Note

A. B. Frost illustrated Uncle Remus and His Friends, as well as works by Mark Twain, and many other books and articles.

Administrative Information

Accruals: There are no accruals.

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions to access.

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Method: This collection was purchased by the Dowd Modern Graphic History Library, Department of Special Collections at Washington University in St. Louis.

Preferred Citation: Aunt Jemima Advertising Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections

Processing Information: This collection was processed by Andrea Degener in October 2018.


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Administrative FilesAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Contract of Sale and Related Documents, 1916-1917, 1919, 1925Add to your cart.
5 items
Folder 2: Contract of Sale and Related Documents, 1916-1917Add to your cart.
7 items
Series 2: Advertising MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 3: BrochuresAdd to your cart.
2 items
Item 1: The Aunt Jemima Trade Mark: How the Courts Protect It, ca.1919Add to your cart.

31 pages

illustrations on p. 5, 9-10, 12, 16-17

Item 2: Have you ever seen this face before?, 1919Add to your cart.

20 pages

Black and white photographs and illustrations throughout; color illustration on the back of the second to last page

A flag in the brochure marks where a note was found affixed to the third page; the note resides in its original location

Folder 4: EnvelopeAdd to your cart.
Item 1: The Davis Milling Company, Saint Joseph, Mo.Add to your cart.

1 item

The face of the envelope is printed with an illustration of Davis Golden Sheaf Flour and is stamped with text:

"Aunt Jemima Mills Company

The Davis Milling Company

Saint Joseph, Mo."

The flap of the envelope holds a sticker with the Aunt Jemima logo

Folder 5: PrintAdd to your cart.
Item 1Add to your cart.
Black and white print of Aunt Jemima
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: PackagingAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Aunt Jemima Bran FluffsAdd to your cart.
8 ozs.
Item 2: Aunt Jemima Buckwheat, Corn & Barley FlourAdd to your cart.
1 lb 4 oz.
Item 3: Aunt Jemima Buckwheat, Corn & Barley FlourAdd to your cart.
8 oz.
Folder 2: Packaging, 1923-1924Add to your cart.
Item 1: Aunt Jemima Pancake Flour, 1924Add to your cart.
3 lbs. 8 ozs.
Item 2: Aunt Jemima Pancake Flour, 1924Add to your cart.
1 lb. 4 oz.
Item 3: Ralston Health Pancake and Waffle FlourAdd to your cart.
1 lb. 4 oz.
Series 3: Original Works of ArtAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Illustrations on Board, ca.1890, 1904, 1919Add to your cart.
Item 1: Painting of Aunt Jemima in 3/4 Profile, ca.1890Add to your cart.

2 pieces; original painting has become detached from backer board

Gouache, watercolor and ink on board

4 x 6.75 inches (painting), 7.5 x 11 inches (backer board)

Item 2: Painting of Aunt Jemima in 3/4 Profile, 1904Add to your cart.

1 piece; illustration on board with original paper cover attached

Writing on paper cover: "Original Aunt Jemima Face by Frost"

Mixed media; gouache painted on top of photograph (silver gelatin print)

10.25 x 12.5 inches

Item 3: Painting of Aunt Jemima on Box, ca.1919Add to your cart.

1 piece; illustration on board with original folder from the art department

Mixed media; gouache and ink on top of photograph (silver gelatin print)

4.5 x 6 inches

Item 4: Correspondence, 1958: February 7Add to your cart.

From C. R. Martin to Harold Klingensmith

Quaker Oats Company letterhead

Discusses original paintings given to Harold Klingensmith by C. R. Martin.