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Cover of a humor journal of French woman and a Jewish pawn shop owner

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    Cover of a humor journal of French woman and a Jewish pawn shop owner


    Brief Narrative
    Cover page of Journal Amusant, Journal Illustre, Journal d'images, journal comique, critique, satirique, etc. no. 1011, January 15, 1876, 29th year, a French illustrated humor weekly with a cover featuring a young, pretty Frenchwoman dressed in figure revealing clothes selling her jewelry to a Jewish pawn shop owner. He wears a skullcap and examines a ring through his magnifier. On the glass behind it says, Tèmantez le Pere Isaac, Achat D'or, d' argent et de diamants [Bring it to Father Isaac / Buys gold, money, and diamonds.] It is titled, Etrennes et souhaits - huit jours apres [Gifts and wishes - eight days after.] This French journal is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.
    publication/distribution:  1876 January 15
    publication: Paris (France)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Illustrator: Mars
    Editor: Pierre Vebon
    Publisher: Journal Amusant
    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
    Cover page from a newspaper with a caricature of a Gentile Lady selling her jewelry to a Jew in his Pawn Shop.
    overall: Height: 15.000 inches (38.1 cm) | Width: 11.500 inches (29.21 cm)

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    Administrative Notes

    The French journal 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 18:30:34
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