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Color cartoon of two colorfully dressed Jewish men conversing

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.201.2

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    Color cartoon of two colorfully dressed Jewish men conversing


    Brief Narrative
    The drawing is one of the more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.
    Artwork Title
    Vot a Lofely Diamond
    creation:  approximately 1910
    creation: Great Britain
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    front, bottom, black ink : "Vot a lofely diamond; where did you get it?" / "I got a lot of money to put up a stone in / memory of a friend - dots the stone!"
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    The Katz Ehrenthal Collection is a collection of more than 900 objects depicting Jews and antisemitic and anti-Jewish propaganda from the medieval to the modern era, in Europe, Russia, and the United States. The collection was amassed by Peter Ehrenthal, a Romanian Holocaust survivor, to document the pervasive history of anti-Jewish hatred in Western art, politics and popular culture. It includes crude folk art as well as pieces created by Europe's finest craftsmen, prints and periodical illustrations, posters, paintings, decorative art, and toys and everyday household items decorated with depictions of stereotypical Jewish figures.

    Physical Details

    Physical Description
    Cartoon drawing in colored paint on paper of 2 middle aged Jewish men with overlarge noses and expensive, attention grabbing attire standing facing each other in conversation. The man on the left has curly black hair, mustache, and beard and wears a top hat, a black and white checked coat, white vest, upright collar with a black cravat and a large diamond emitting rays. He holds a cigar in his raised brown leather gloved right hand and a glove in his left hand; a crook handled umbrella hangs from his bent left arm. The man on the right has a pencil mustache and wears a bowler hat and a fur collared, blue plaid coat. He smokes a cigarette in a holderand his green gloved hands rest on a walking stick. The background is light green with a black line border. In the bottom left of the image are the initials WW. A caption is handwritten beneath the image. There are pencil markings on the back and adhesive tape on the edges.
    overall: Height: 8.000 inches (20.32 cm) | Width: 6.000 inches (15.24 cm)
    overall : paper, paint, ink

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    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
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    Administrative Notes

    The caricature was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2016 by the Katz Family.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Special Collection
    Katz Ehrenthal Collection
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:12:39
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