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Cover of the illustrated humor magazine, Le Rire

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.315

Cover of the December 28, 1895, issue of the popular French satiric journal, Le Rire [To Laugh] which was celebrated for its front and back cover full color illustrations. This issue has a cover cartoon by Gyp depicting France as a young beautiful woman surrounded by greedy Jews involved in famous financial scandals. Many artists created drawings for it, including Toulouse-Lautrec, Steinlein, and Cappiello. The journal began as a Belle Epoque publication in 1894 under its founder Felix Julien. It was a time of great political and social unrest and the magazine did its best to make fun of them all. The issues in this collection date from the 1894-1899, the years of L'Affaire Dreyfus, a political scandal revolving around anti-semitism that inflamed France. The magazine cover is one of the more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.

Date
publication:  1895 December 28
Geography
publication: Paris (France)
Language
French
Classification
Art
Category
Illustrations
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
 
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:35:51
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