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Madison's Budget (New York, New York) [Magazine]

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    Madison's Budget (New York, New York) [Magazine]


    Brief Narrative
    Madison's budget, an early 20th American humor compendium with monologues, gags, wise-cracks, and stage bits. Its cover line is: "My business is to make the world laugh." It was written and published twice yearly by James Madison (d. 1943) and anyone who bought it, cost - $1.00 - could use the material for free. Most of the material was ethnic or racial in content; targets included Jews, blacks, Chinese, and others. The series began in 1898, and stretched from ther era of minstrel shows and vaudeville to radio. The cover illustration has four comics, two recognizably Jewish, but all vaudeville types. This magazine is one of the more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.
    Madison's budget; a cyclopedia of comedy material for vaudeville artists, radio stars, masters of ceremony, etc., number 16
    monologues, sketches, parodies, minstrel first-parts, burlesques and farces, cross-fire- gags...
    publication:  1921
    publication: New York (N.Y.)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Editor: James Madison
    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
    Periodical ; number 16, 96 p. ; 27 cm. [12.000 x 9.500 in.]
    Biannual v. ; Began in 1898, still published in 1928
    overall : paper, ink

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    Administrative Notes

    The magazine 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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