Vintage / Antique
Aunt Jemima Figure Oil Lantern
This is a vintage cast iron oil lantern with glass globe depicting historical African American figure Aunt Jemima. One of a Kind, Aunt Jemima figure lantern with deep brown skin tone; and globe.
The inspiration for the character came from the song “Old Aunt Jemima.” Starting at the World’s Fair in 1893, a formerly enslaved woman named Nancy Green was the first to travel around the country wearing an apron and bandana as Aunt Jemima. Quaker Oats hired many Aunt Jemima ambassadors over its 113 years history but most notable was a Texas native in 1963 Lillian Richard an African-American actress best known for portraying Aunt Jemima.