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Anti-Nazi drawing published in the PM newspaper

Object | Accession Number: 1991.182.31

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    Anti-Nazi drawing published in the PM newspaper


    Brief Narrative
    Perhaps sometime, the German people will see the fleshless bones behind the mask that the Fuehrer wears. He has fooled them so far. It cannot last forever. This is the closing picture in my sketchbook. I hope the lesson is well read.
    The Mummer
    Series Title
    31 in a series of 31
    publication/distribution:  1940 October 27
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
    upper right corner, in white ink, "Sharp" (written twice)
    Artist: William Sharp
    Leon Schleifer was born in 1900 in Germany. He served in the German army at the end of World War I (1914-1918). He became a political cartoonist and his work was published in the anti-Nazi press. He also specialized in courtroom trial sketches. After the appointment of Hitler as Chancellor in 1933, Schliefer emigrated to the United States. He changed his name to William Sharp and continued his career as an editorial cartoonist and illustrator. His work was published in the New York Times, Life Magazine, and other publications. He died in 1961, age sixty-one years.

    Physical Details

    Object Type
    Drawing (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Image of three-quarter length portrait of Adolf Hitler, removing a mask which is his face to reveal a skeleton's head; the scene is backed up by blackness.
    overall: Height: 16.890 inches (42.901 cm) | Width: 12.360 inches (31.394 cm)
    overall : paper, ink, graphite, watercolor, plastic, adhesive

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    Administrative Notes

    The drawing was aquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1991.
    Record last modified:
    2023-07-06 13:22:08
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