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