11 Famous People Who Never Existed

Aunt Jemima

In 1889, two guys who ran a milling operation developed the first ready mix for pancakes and named it Aunt Jemima. The next year the company was purchased by R.T. Davis who decided the name needed a face to make it more memorable and hired Nancy Green as his spokeswoman, the lady whose image became synonymous with a full line of pancake mixes that evolved into syrups and ready-made frozen products. Aunt Jemima’s image was updated in 1989 to reflect a modern woman with a modern hairstyle and wearing a lace-collared blouse, and pearl earrings. The mythical Aunt Jemima and her line of popular products continue to thrive under the direction of the Quaker Oats Company.
Aunt Jemima