"Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Cream of Wheat advertising illustration"   Lot no. 506

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By Edward V. Brewer (American 1883-1971)

1914 (Estimated)
40.00" x 28.00"
Oil on Canvas
Signed Lower Right

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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.

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