Vintage Black Americana*AUNT JEMIMA* Mammy Wisk BROOM
I have been Collecting Black Americana for many years. This week, I will be listing several of my choice items.
This auction will be for a 1940s Black Americana or Aunt Jemima small wisk broom or Childs Broom with a red wood handle. Be sure to note the metal hanger on the end!
A most desirable feature of this Broom will be the Paper Label. Through the years, it has remained attached! Rare indeed!
Also note the material used in dressing this Aunt Jemima. True 40-50s style!
As typical in that time frame, she was dressed as any typical Aunt Jemima type black woman with hand painted face, wearing a red bandana, red dress with white polka dots and white organdy apron.
This Aunt Jemima broom or Figurine measures: 11 1/2", broom area only, with the red wood handle measuring 20", plus the hook for hanging.
As for condition, the handle is super. She does have the vintage looks with light dusting. Clothing is very good with no spots or tears.
At the top, she needs a stitch in her black head w the stuffing is showing. Very simple but with hand surgery, I can not do this. Not a big job, a stitch or two.
Not sure if she ever had earrings, but she does not have them now. (Did not have earrings when I purchased it years ago!)