Visual Analysis Of Aunt Jemima Ad

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CHICAGO – The famous Aunt Jemima is known for years as the woman with the delicious pancakes but the famous woman has a good historical context in its pancake advertisement.

The well-known advertisement has a racial background and has created stereotypes. The first Aunt Jemima advertisement was first published in 1893 without any colour. The woman who supposed to be the ‘’aunt’’ was a black woman. It was a hard time for the African-American people that time because they were used as slaves. Their race were used to draw in black which created a lot of stereotype.

In that time the society was a lot different from now. The 19th and 20th century was the time that the anti-feminist and anti-black …show more content…

The advertising brand has received much less attention in Canada. The Canadian culture improved in the 1920s and resisted a trouble and the Second World War. It supported also the birth of the country sides. The advertisements of Aunt Jemima reflected the changing surroundings. The use of textual and visual analysis, this advertisement contends that English-language media from the Toronto Daily Star and Chatelaine magazine were important outlets for White middle-class Canadians. Those were the publications which had the highest currencies in the early 20th century Canada,. The existence of Aunt Jemima who is a prototypical “Mammy”. Is seen as an example of how class, race, and gender were composed in English-language media. Also by increase the powerful Canadian society in the first half of the 20th …show more content…

Well because this advertisement was made to introduce mammy’s pancakes. Later in 1955 Aunt Jemima even opened her own pancake tent for the ones who love her pancakes.

The point of being dark-skin and female affects the daily life of the women. The mammy in the advertisement is not only abused by racism, but classism and sexism as well. The advertisement Aunt Jemima creates opportunities to attack the Black woman by using those three views (racism, sexism, and classism).
In charge of racism the most advertisements emphasize the mammy’s dark skin, attachment, and her loss of education.
This advertisement applies stereotypes in “defining” being a black woman and the characteristics a black woman is expected to have.

Many pancake advertisements are focusing on gender roles. They are showing that women are expected to be effective in the kitchen by using the illustration of the woman who is preparing the pancakes. The second thing that is also illustrated is the role of black women preparing meals for white (rich) families. Lastly, the advertisement turn to show the hole between rank of the mammies and the white people they deliver

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