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Inscribed postcard of a fat pawnbroker in a red vest talking to a customer

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.750

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    Inscribed postcard of a fat pawnbroker in a red vest talking to a customer

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    This postcard is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.
    Date
    publication:  after 1911-before 1918
    Geography
    use: Oldham (England)
    postmark: Blackpool (England)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    Markings
    front, bottom, black ink : I’m getting a Financier to take / an interest in my affairs!
    back, top, green ink : POST CARD. / FOR COMMUNICATION THIS SPACE / MAY BE USED. THE ADDRESS ONLY TO BE / WRITTEN HERE.
    Contributor
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    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
    Information Forms
    Category
    Postcards
    Physical Description
    Postcard with a color illustration of a fat pawnbroker with stereotypical Jewish features speaking with a gentile customer inside a shop. He has hooded eyes, large lips, and a dark, forked beard and wears a red vest and pinky finger rings. The customer has blonde hair and wears a hat, coat, and trousers. The pawnbroker faces the viewer, smiles, and holds up both pinkies. The customer stands to his left, faces him, and holds a document on a counter between them. Merchandise shelves and a sign with MONEY LEND[ER] and a 3 hanging orb pawnbroker symbol are in the background. The back has 2 postmarks, a note and address, and a green halfpenny British postage stamp with an image of King George V.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 5.500 inches (13.97 cm) | Width: 3.500 inches (8.89 cm)
    Materials
    overall : cardstock, ink
    Inscription
    back, top center, postmark, stamped, black ink : BLACKPOOL / [?] 45 [?]M / 15 NOV [?]
    back, top right, postmark, stamped, black ink : BLA / 7. / 15
    back, left, cursive, black ink : Blackport / Just a line to say I / shall be seeing you / again in the course / of a day or two. We had / pretty rough weather last / weekend. Grand now I / am about to get back / Remember me to all Yours / Chas Ed. Fish
    back, right, cursive, black ink : Mr. F Horsfall / Restaurant / Albion St / Oldham

    Rights & Restrictions

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

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    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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