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Cartoon of a Jewish businessman in NYC amid historic scenes of Jewish persecution

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.500

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    Cartoon of a Jewish businessman in NYC amid historic scenes of Jewish persecution

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    Brief Narrative
    Cartoon, They Are the People, with aproud, prosperous Jewish businessman flanked by scenes of Jewish persecution in Russia, France, and throughout Europe. 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
    They Are The People
    creation:  approximately 1885
    publication: Puck (English edition); New York (N.Y.)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Artist: Joseph Keppler
    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
    Litho from Puck: "They are the people. The downtrodden one- they have always persecuted us; but we get there all the same !", with additional caricatures on reverse
    overall: Height: 12.500 inches (31.75 cm) | Width: 19.000 inches (48.26 cm)
    overall : 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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    2023-05-24 13:15:39
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