By Maryann Riker
Phillipsburg, New Jersey: Maryann Riker, 2011. Edition of 4.
5.75 x 7 x 1.25"; 5 double pages. Three-layered star carousel structure. Digital printing. Paper covered boards with red book cloth spine. Front board edged in white eyelet. Ribbon closure.
Maryann Riker: "It is 1889 and the inventor of self-rising pancake batter attends a mistral show where two comedians in blackface perform. One of the portrayed characters named Aunt Jemima complete with apron and bandana strikes a cord in this inventor's mind and a food icon is born. Christopher Rutt chose Aunt Jemima as he felt that she was the quintessential symbol of southern hospitality. He was right and her popularity has never waivered. Pancake Makeup is a concise history of the makeup of Aunt Jemima from her first appearance in print in 1895 to contemporary times and how her appearance changed to meet consumer demands."
$265 (Last Copy)