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Cartoon of a Jewish man learning his brother was consumed as pickled pork

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    Cartoon of a Jewish man learning his brother was consumed as pickled pork


    Brief Narrative
    Early 19th century antisemitic British print making cruel fun of a Jewish man who has discovered that his dead brother, who had been shipped back to England from Jamaica, was taken for pickled pork and eaten during the voyage. Adding to this outrageous insult, the cartoon also ridicules his speech and appearance. The artist's name, Giles Grinagain, is a pseudonym. This print is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.
    Artwork Title
    Pickled Pork
    publication: London (England)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    front, below image, black ink : Giles Grinagain in ebf. / PICKLED PORK / Pubd. by S.W. Fores No. 50 Piccadilly Jan.y 2d, 1804. / S. W.
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Publisher: S. W. Fores
    Artist: Giles Grinagain
    Printmaker: Giles Grinagain
    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
    Unevenly trimmed color print on discolored light brown paper of a shipping office where a caricatured Jewish man argues with the shopkeeper over an empty barrel labeled: PICKLE PORK / entered at Jamaica / Mr. Moses Abrams / London. The Jewish man has a long, hooked nose with nose hairs, longish hair and a pointy beard, and wears a black tricorn hat and blue frock coat. He has an angry expression and downturned mouth and is gesturing with upraised hands. Above him is a text balloon: Mine Cod? Mine Cod! Then you have eat mine Broder? He was die in Jamaica, and Sholomons Isaacs was make him Pickle to bury at our Shynagogues , Oh! mine poor Broder! mine Cod! Mine Cod! The shopkeeper wears a green coat and leans over a balustrade, pointing with a feather at the barrel. Above his head is a text balloon: We had, as you say, Sir, a cask consigned to you, but, owing to our Voyage being extremely long, we were compeld to expend your Pork. There is your cask and I shall with pleasure pay you the value of the meat.
    overall: Height: 7.875 inches (20.003 cm) | Width: 8.750 inches (22.225 cm)
    overall : wove paper, ink

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    Administrative Notes

    The print 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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    2024-03-04 09:02:14
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