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Two 3.25 inch high Uncle Mose and Aunt Jemima figures, salt and pepper shakers

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Racism, Racial Stereotypes, Popular Culture, American Popular Culture, Discrimination, Aunt Jemima, Uncle Mose, Black Memorabilia, Americana, 20th Century America, Material Culture, Functional Items, Kitchen Items, Tableware, Cookie Jar, Salt and Pepper Shakers