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Cartoon of businessmen whose ancestors were immigrants, refusing entry to a Jewish immigrant

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.499

Cartoon, Looking Backward, with five richly dressed businessmen stopping a Jewish immigrant from getting off the dock in NY. Behind the men are giant shadow figures of their ancestors, clearly immigrants just like this one. The drawing was done by Joseph Keppler for Puck, America's first humor magazine, published in New York in both English and German language versions. This print is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.

Artwork Title
Looking Backward
Date
approximately 1885  (creation)
Geography
publication : Puck (English edition); New York (N.Y.)
Language
English
Classification
Art
Category
Prints
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
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Record last modified: 2018-09-27 16:08:37
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