European Black Memorabilia Advertising Images from 1920s ReproducedBy Mark Chervenka
European Black Memorabilia Advertising Images from 1920s Reproduced
A series of black memorabilia kitchen related advertising pieces are being reproduced. Each piece has the logo of a black man wearing a fez and the word "Banania". Banania was a European brand of chocolate powder popular during the 1920s primarily in France and Belgium. The African theme represents the source of early 20th century European cocoa which was Ghana and the Ivory Coast. So far new Banania pieces include a 6" ceramic bowl with logo in relief (raised) and two metal canisters. One canister is marked Farine (flour), 3" x 3" x 7"; the other Epices (spices), 3" x 5" x 7". Each new piece has sold for about $20 retail. New piece are marked with the modern copyright symbol ©. Originals unavailable for comparison.