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Inscribed postcard of a Jewish woman with an overturned food basket

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.745

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    Inscribed postcard of a Jewish woman with an overturned food basket


    Brief Narrative
    This postcard is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.
    postmark:  1906 April 17
    postmark: Mercersburg (Pa.)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    front, top center, black ink : ACH! WEH IS MIR! / (OH, WHAT A MISFORTUNE)
    front, bottom left, black ink : Copyrigh[te]d 1905 by J.A. & A. A.
    back, top center, blue ink : Post Card / THIS SIDE FOR THE ADDRESS
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    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

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    Physical Description
    Postcard with a color cartoon of a woman standing on the left next to an overturned yellow wicker basket that 2 small dogs on the right are stealing from. She has stereotypical Jewish features, including dark hair, a large nose, and thick lips, and wears a blue dress. She leans forward, raises her eyebrows and hands in surprise, and scowls. Eggs, fish, and a goose have fallen out of the basket. One dog has a fish in its mouth and the other carries away a rectangular box. The back has 2 postmarks, an address, and a green 1 cent United States postage stamp with an image of Benjamin Franklin.
    overall: Height: 5.500 inches (13.97 cm) | Width: 3.500 inches (8.89 cm)
    overall : cardstock, ink
    front, left, cursive, black ink : Oh, if I only had / a man how happy / I would be!
    front, top right, cursive, black ink : Beware! But this is the way / an old maid has to rough / it.
    back, top right, postmark, stamped, black ink : MERCERS[BURG] / APR / 17 / 3 PM. / 1906 / PA.
    back, center, cursive, black ink : Miss Minnie B. Hawk, / Mercersburg, / Franklin Co., / Pennsylvania
    back, bottom left, black ink : R. F.D. #1 [Rural Free Delivery]

    Rights & Restrictions

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

    Administrative Notes

    The postcard 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:
    2022-07-28 18:30:40
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