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Color cartoon of a Jewish cloth merchant explaining the merchandise

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.201.4

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    Color cartoon of a Jewish cloth merchant explaining the merchandise


    Brief Narrative
    The caricature is one of the more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.
    Artwork Title
    Dis, Madame, is All Wool
    creation:  approximately 1910
    creation: Great Britain
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    front, bottom, handwritten, black ink : "Dis, Madame, is all wool” / Then why is it marked “cotton”. / “Dot Madame, is to deceive de moths".
    front, bottom left, within image, black ink : WW
    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 in paint with ink on paper of a gentile woman in left profile wearing a patterned blue coat with brown fur trim as she holds up white cloth extending from a bolt on the counter and talks to the shop keeper standing behind it. He stands on the left and has a bald crown, a bushy beard, and stereotypical Jewish features: thick eyebrows, a large nose, and fleshy lips. He wears a black bowtie and jacket as he leans in and smiles, looking up over his pince-nez. He gestures with his left hand as his right holds the cloth. In the bottom left, an umbrella leans against a chair. In the background, boxes and cloth are stacked on shelves. There is handwritten English text beneath the image and tape along the edges.
    overall: Height: 8.000 inches (20.32 cm) | Width: 6.000 inches (15.24 cm)
    overall : paper, ink, adhesive tape

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    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 18:30:19
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