Quaker Oats Aunt Jemima Cookie Jar - Plastic
During the 1920's The Quaker Oats Company acquired "Aunt Jemima". Since that time, she has been used in numerous advertising premiums. This cookie jar is such an example. During the 1950's Quaker Oats offered this svelte "soft plastic" version. This is the second time Quaker Oats offered a plastic Aunt Jemima cookie jar - the first was a hard plastic version manufactured by F&F. Apparently this slimmer, lighter skinned version was not as popular with the public, so the company discontinued it shortly after inception. Consequently, they are a bit harder to find on today's market. This Aunt Jemima stands 10" tall and has a 6 1/2" diameter at the base. Cold paint was applied to the red plastic - light brown to represent the flesh tones, and white for the apron, neckerchief and bow. Inscribed across the apron is "Aunt Jemima's Cookie Jar". "Aunt Jemima's" is in script at a 45 degree angle. "Cookie jar" is in all caps and runs horizontally. The cold paint does show some wear, especially on the brown areas of the hands and face (see photos). Otherwise she is in great condition. There is no manufacturer's mark.