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Color print of London street vendors

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    Color print of London street vendors


    Brief Narrative
    Cries of London print, with thirteen tipped in color plates of previously published illustrations of poor people who made their living on the streets of London. These picturesque scenes of urban outcasts, known as London Cries, were the most lastingly popular series of English prints. The pictures feature street vendors, such as Jewish fruit, rag, or ribbon sellers, and depict them as diligent workers deserving respect, not as nuisances or figures of fun. See record 2016.184.299 for another print of Sweet China Oranges, also included in this publication. The engraving is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.
    Cries of London print
    Series Title
    The cries of London, by W. Roberts; with an introduction by C. Reginald Grundy, with thirteen plates in colour and one illustration in half-tone
    publication/distribution:  1924
    publication: London (England)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Publisher: The Connoisseur
    Artist: Francis Wheatley
    Author: W. (William) Roberts
    Editor: Reginald Grundy
    Printer: Bemrose and Sons Ltd.
    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

    Object Type
    Illustrations (tgm)
    Physical Description
    Folio; 14 p. text, ill. ; 13 color plates and one half tone illustration ; 32 cm.
    Title page: The Connoisseur Series of Books for Collectors, Edited by Reginald Grundy, The Cries of London by W. Roberts with an introduction by Reginald Grundy with thirteen plates in color and one illustration of half-tone. Published by The Connoisseur, 1. Duke Street, St. James, London, S.W. 1, 1924.
    List of Plates:
    1. Two Bunches a Penny, Primroses
    2. Milk Below, Maids
    3. Sweet China Oranges
    4. Do You Want Any Matches?
    5. New Mackrel
    6. Knives, Scissars, and Razors to Grind
    7. Fresh Gathered Peas, Young Hastings
    8. Round and Sound, Five Pence a Pound, Duke Cherries
    9. Strawberries, Scarlet Strawberries
    10. Old Chairs to Mend
    11. A New Love Song, Only Ha'Penny a Piece
    12. Hot Spice Gingerbread, Smoking Hot! (variant plate in half-tone)
    13. Turnips and Carrots, Ho!
    Notes: The plates were painted by F. Wheatley and engraved by A. Cardon, T. Gaugain, N. Schiavonetti, Jr., and G. Vendramini
    [Preservation/conservation required.]

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    Administrative Notes

    The object 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:
    2023-09-19 09:29:58
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