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Wooden cane with a carved Orthodox Jewish man's beard as the grip

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.56

Black painted walking stick carved from a single piece of wood with the handle made in the shape of a grotesque looking Orthodox Jewish man with a kippah. European artisans commonly adorned everyday items such as ceramics, toys, and even walking sticks, with caricatures of Jewish faces. These walking sticks are examples of racial antisemitism becoming part of everyday life. This cane is one of the more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.

creation:  approximately 1801-approximately 1899
creation: Europe
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:12:35
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