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Magazine illustration of four Jewish peddlers in NYC

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    Brief Narrative
    Illustrated page from Harper's Weekly magazine of April 19, 1890, v. 34, featuring four wood engravings by William Allen Rogers of street life in New York City. This magazine illustration is one of the more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.
    Artwork Title
    A Friday Market in the Jewish Quarter of New York City
    publication:  1890 April 19
    publication: New York (N.Y.)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Publisher: Harper's Weekly
    Artist: William Allen Rogers
    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
    Sheet removed from a magazine of a wood engraved illustration of 4 vignettes of tradespeople in New York City. In the top left, a woman in a tailored dress with scissors hanging from her waist sits holding hanging fabric strips in a window seat. In the top right, an older man in a hat, worn, shapeless coat with turned up collar, and boots stands on wet cobblestones next to a pushcart filled with fruit. He has bushy hair and thick facial hair and leans forward, holding out 2 pieces of fruit in his right hand. In the bottom left is a busy street scene with a woman standing watching 2 tradesmen give their pitches. The man in left profile on the right has a short pointed beard and wears a long coat and brimmed hat. Several necklaces hang from his raised left hand and a tray hangs from his neck. The man on the left in right profile leans from a stall displaying clothing. He has a long, pointed nose and beard and wears a top hat and fur collared coat. In the background is a crowd of indistinct tradespeople yelling and gesturing toward the group. In the bottom right, an unhappy looking woman in a bonnet, shawl, and dress stands on a cobblestone street holding a tray of candles to her side with the left hand and 3 candles in her right hand. The artist’s name, W. A. Rogers, is printed in the bottom left corner of each image, which also include captions. The back of the sheet has 3 columns of typeset text.
    overall: Height: 15.250 inches (38.735 cm) | Width: 10.875 inches (27.623 cm)
    overall : paper, ink

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    Administrative Notes

    The magazine illustration 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
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    2024-04-29 07:55:13
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