Who is Aunt Jemima
There are a couple "Aunt Jemimas". There is the popularly advertised Aunt Jemima seen on Syrup bottles and some other products. That trademark of the Quaker Oats Company is not the Aunt Jemima we are dealing with.
Instead, out Aunt Jemima is much, much older, and is the apparent basis for where the 'syrupy' Quaker Oaks Aunt Jemima comes from.
Our Aunt Jemima is a name sometimes used for black women. Typically a stereotype for a friendly but very big black woman. Another name used over the years is Mammy.
Some have said the term is derogatory. Others say it is not, as evidenced by the trademarked Aunt Jemima and other "Aunt Jemima" products which continue to be made to this day.
Consequently, virtually any cookie jar that depicts a large black woman can be considered an Aunt Jemima Cookie Jar.
Since anyone can make such a cookie jar creating a definitive collectible list is impossible. Here, though, we try to identify historically famous Aunt Jemima Cookie Jars and allow you to distinguish between those that are collectible and perhaps worth money, and those which are not (worth much money that is, as anything is collectible and it depends on the individual collector to determine their emotional value to an item).
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