Edward V. Brewer, ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Cream of Wheat advertising illustration’, 1914, The Illustrated Gallery
Edward V. Brewer, ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Cream of Wheat advertising illustration’, 1914, The Illustrated Gallery

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Cream of Wheat advertising illustration, 1914

This piece was created for the imaginative Cream of Wheat advertising campaign, and this image appeared as a full page advertisement in hundreds of American magazines. The Cream of Wheat campaign, featuring the iconic African-American chef, Rastus, was rich with Victorian and Black Americana iconography, and this is a first-rate example from the series. A printed tear sheet is included in this lot.

Signature: Signed Lower Right

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