WAX CANDLE BLACK AMERICANA FIGURINE PAIR with Tin Holder 5 3/4" Tall
Black Americana WAX CANDLE FIGURINE PAIR featuring a couple in domestic attire, circa 1980s.
Although not produced for the Aunt Jemima brand, the pair appear to be a replica an early 1900 image of Aunt Jemima and Uncle Mose, as early designs of Aunt Jemima had her wearing a red polka dot kerchief and red polka dot scarf. The woman figurine also wears a gray dress and a white apron that ties in the back.
The gentleman is wearing a gray tailcoat with a red cummerbund and bowtie. He holds his hat in with one hand. Tufts of white hair are on the sides of his head.
The CANDLE FIGURINE PAIR are 5 ¾” tall and include their original tin holders. They are in like-new condition and the wicks have not been lit.
About Black Americana: Black Americana, sometimes called Black Memorabilia refers to collectible objects and ephemera that has an African American theme. Although the theme and design of these items will often contain racist imagery can be very offensive, this is not always the case. Some black memorabilia have positive themes and reflect important events and people, such as the civil rights movement, musicians, scholars and/or members of the black community who have made a difference in our world.
In either case, it is important to remember that these items represent a very important historical record--a snapshot in time that should provide us an understanding of how black Americans were unfairly seen and treated for so many decades. While some believe that the preservation of Black Americana will only prolong racist prejudices, others collect so that history of Black America will not be forgotten by future generations. The founder of the Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University in Michigan said about these items: “Use items of intolerance to teach tolerance.”
For more information and to better understand Black Americana, visit the Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University.
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