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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
1895 December 28  (publication)
Geography
publication : Paris (France)
Language
French
Classification
Art
Category
Illustrations
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
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Record last modified: 2018-03-19 11:56:02
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