This is an original 1908 black and white print ad for Cream of Wheat by the Cream of Wheat Company, now being produced by B & G Foods. Rastus (the man in this ad) was developed by the artist Edward V. Brewer after a chef named Frank L. White.
This 103+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. Some light surface rub. No tears. Heavy water stain - top right corner. The water stain on the top right corner of this ad is small but dark, as can be seen in the item image.
Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
Dimensions: Approximately 6 x 9 inches; 15 x 23 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
This piece was illustrated by Gibbs, George. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.
Keywords specific to this image: Vintage Advertising