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Inscribed postcard of a pouting man pawning his pocket watch

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.755

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    Inscribed postcard of a pouting man pawning his pocket watch


    Brief Narrative
    This postcard is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.
    manufacture:  after 1905-before 1934
    manufacture: Great Britain
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    front, top, blue ink : “I’VE FOUND A RICH RELATIVE / HERE, SO I’LL STAY A BIT / LONGER!”
    back, left edge, black ink : Comic Series No 739 British Manufacture
    back, top, in logo, black ink : PPC / “PHILCO” SERIES
    back, top, black ink : POST CARD. / This space may be used for communication. The address only to be written here. “PHILCO” / SERIES.
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Publisher: Philco Publishing Co.
    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 illustration of a gentile man handing his pocket watch to a Jewish man. He wears a boater, blue jacket, and slacks, holds golf clubs and a racquetball racket, and pouts. The Jewish man is fat and balding, has a red hook nose, and wears a red vest and red checkered trousers. He smiles and stands just outside a store doorway. Next to it is a window with MONEY LENT. A 3 orb pawnbroker symbol is above the men. Water and a pier are in the background. The back has a handwritten note.
    overall: Height: 3.500 inches (8.89 cm) | Width: 5.500 inches (13.97 cm)
    overall : cardstock, ink
    back, cursive, black ink : V Smith / Dear Violet / Just a P C to let you / know I am having a good time / + lovely weather we have been / over to [C?]oves to think of / stri[pp?]ing after sitting by the sea / love Ada

    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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