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Illustrated postcard of a policeman arresting 2 Jewish vagrants

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    Illustrated postcard of a policeman arresting 2 Jewish vagrants


    Brief Narrative
    Picture postcard of two Jewish beggars being arrested done in the style of J. Gehrts. This postcard is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.
    publication/distribution:  1888
    publication: Berlin (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    front, top corner within image, black ink : Gefangene Löwen / Joh. Gehrts, 88 [Imprisoned Lions]
    front, bottom along mat, black ink : J. Gehrts pinx. / Gefangene Löwen / Stengel & Markert, phot.
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    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.

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    Physical Description
    Postcard reproduction of an ink illustration of a policeman grabbing the collars of 2 men wearing patched clothing and crumpled top hats. It is adhered to brown paper covered cardboard with an offwhite, gold border paper mat, now torn, with German text. It is in a shiny, black painted, pressed cardboard frame with scalloped edges.
    overall: Height: 7.250 inches (18.415 cm) | Width: 8.625 inches (21.908 cm)
    pictorial area: Height: 3.000 inches (7.62 cm) | Width: 4.875 inches (12.383 cm)
    overall : paper, cardboard, paint, ink, adhesive

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    Administrative Notes

    The postcard 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 18:30:36
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