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Wooden cane with a carved grip of a bearded Jewish peddler in a cap

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.642

Stained, varnished wooden cane with an attached, carved grip of a bearded Jewish man in a cap. European artisans commonly adorned everyday items such as ceramics, toys, and even walking sticks, with caricatures of Jewish faces. These walking sticks are examples of racial antisemitism becoming part of everyday life. This cane is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.

undated:  approximately 1825-1900
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:30:38
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