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Cartoon postcard of a Jewish man in a pawnshop doorway

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.760

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    Cartoon postcard of a Jewish man in a pawnshop doorway


    Brief Narrative
    This postcard is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    front, bottom left, black ink : FRANK / ADAMS
    front, bottom left, black ink : 226
    front, bottom, black ink : “OUR MUTUAL FRIEND.”
    back, top, black ink : POST CARD. / Halfpenny / Stamp. / The Address Only Here.
    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
    Unused postcard with a color cartoon of a man in left profile standing outside a shop doorway. He is fat and has a bald crown, short gray hair, and stereotypical Jewish features, including a large, red nose. His eyes are closed and he smiles contentedly. A MONEY ADVANCED sign and a 3 orb pawnbroker symbol are hung from the store. On the left behind the store is an empty street and building. The back has English text.
    overall: Height: 5.500 inches (13.97 cm) | Width: 3.500 inches (8.89 cm)
    overall : cardstock, ink

    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:
    2023-09-15 10:14:26
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