Every now and then I go out and peruse the internet and see what I can find. I'd love to know if anyone has ever seen a book on this topic. If you have one I'd love to borrow it. If you see one please buy it and I can reimburse you. I have looked high and low, far and wide to no avail. But I get intrigued when I find pieces out there like this one and I wonder how and why......
This is a small dish for sale on Etsy.
This fabric is also on Etsy from the 1950's.
See it here.
You see old advertisements with the lawn jockey prominently displayed, maybe as if to denote wealth or status? I wonder....
And you still see the Jocko's for sale, the real ones. This one appears to be the real thing.
The controversy still reigns but if you read the history, you may come to understand that these icons have an historic past that is worth preserving and it has nothing to do IMHO with supporting slavery or advocating or not advocating civil rights for all of our citizens. Embrace the past and learn from it.
Here is some recent controversy.