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Aquatint of people seen on the street, including a Jewish peddler

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.164

Print of public London characters by an unknown artist published in 1827. Such picturesque scenes of urban life were the most lastingly popular series of English prints. The series known as London Cries, often featured outcasts or poor people who made their living on the London streets, such as street vendors, often Jewish, selling fruit, rag, ribbons, and trinkets, laborers, street musicians, and beggars. The street people were usually depicted as diligent workers deserving respect, not as nuisances or figures of fun. They were recognized for the color and conveniences they brought to city life. Pictures depicting public characters and a broader ranges of social types and classes became especially popular in the early 19th century. Scenes he aquatint is one of the more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.

Artwork Title
Public Characters
Date
1827 February 01  (publication/distribution)
Geography
publication : London (England)
Language
English
Classification
Art
Category
Prints
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
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Record last modified: 2018-02-08 14:12:52
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