Robertson's Redcurrant Jelly Jar

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Identifier

TBADC0005

Title

Robertson's Redcurrant Jelly Jar

Description

225g glass jar of Robertson's Redcurrant Jelly, illustration of a golliwog on the label and lid, ingredient list. The Jolly Golly/Golliwog figure was created by Florence Kate Upton in 1895. She illustrated a book called Two Dutch Dolls and a Golliwog. The Robertson brand made the image of a golliwog widespread in British culture after its initial use as a brand emblem from 1910 onwards.

Creator

Robertson's

Type

Glass Jar

Relation

Facing Blackness is a multimedia exhibition that takes the public through the obscure history of portraying Black people from the colonial period to contemporary society. Using unique archive material and visual art, we show how anti-black racism became part of the Dutch 'cultural archive' and our everyday ideas, customs and utensils. On the other hand, the exhibition shows how there has always been 'everyday resistance' to various forms of racism and how Black people themselves have given and continue to give meaning to their culture and identity.

Source

The Black Archives

Subject

Golliwog, Black Caricature

Coverage

Suit, Waistcoat, Bowtie, Trousers, Buttons, fruit, barcode

Date

c. 1960s?

Physical Dimensions

6x6x9

Country of Production

England

Place of Production

Manchester

Keywords

Jam, Fruit, Golliwog

Rightholder

Robertson Foods International Limited

Archived By

Hannah Rustomjee

Bibliography

https://gollyexpert.co.uk/Gallery_5_Early_Robertsons_Jam_Jars.html

Citation

Robertson's, “Robertson's Redcurrant Jelly Jar,” The Black Archives, accessed November 26, 2022, https://collection.theblackarchives.nl/items/show/3449.
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