This repurposed tin sign advertises Aunt Jemima pancake flour, which was originally manufactured and distributed by Aunt Jemima Mills Company in St. Joseph, Missouri in the 1890s. Today, the recipe for the pancake mix is owned by the Quaker Oats Company of Chicago, Illinois.
Though not an original, the sign is a beautifully rendered reproduction from the early 1980s. It remains in good vintage condition, though it does have scuff marks across the front, most notably in the fields of red. The cheerful image of Aunt Jemima is the central figure for this tin advertisement. The sign has a hole in each of its four corners for easy hanging.
The sign makes for a fun item for any advertising or Black Americana collection.