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Antisemitic cartoon of a Jewish debtor lamenting the good faith of his assignee

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.511

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    Antisemitic cartoon of a Jewish debtor lamenting the good faith of his assignee
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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Caricature created 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
    Betrayed
    Date
    publication/distribution:  1895
    Geography
    publication: New York (N.Y.)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    Markings
    front, left, black ink : Sunlight / ?s I’ve / ?pina- / ?ther, / ?ike / ?! / ?gne. / ?id his bill. / ?y and get
    front, bottom right, black ink : COPYRIGHT, 1895, BY KEPPLER & SCHWARZMANN.
    front, bottom, caption, black ink : BETRAYED. / COHENSTEIN. – Vell, are you getting your affairs straightened oudt? / MISFITSKI. – Dey vos all in a tangle. Vot you t’ink? Dot assignee is vorkin’ in mit / dem greditors!
    Contributor
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Publisher: Keppler & Schwartzmann
    Artist: S. D. Ehrhart
    Biography
    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

    Language
    English
    Classification
    Art
    Category
    Prints
    Physical Description
    A group of 10 caricatures published in Puck and dated 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 5.500 inches (13.97 cm) | Width: 6.500 inches (16.51 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    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
    Record last modified:
    2023-05-24 13:16:16
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