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Inscribed postcard of a shrugging Jewish man in a yellow hat

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    Inscribed postcard of a shrugging Jewish man in a yellow hat


    Brief Narrative
    This postcard is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.
    postmark:  1905 August 14
    postmark: East Berne (N.Y.)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    front, top, black ink : VY NOT?
    front, bottom left, black ink : Copyrighted by E. B. & E.
    back, black ink : Post Card / This Side for the Address only.
    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.

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    Physical Description
    Postcard with a color cartoon of a Jewish man depicted from the chest up. He has dark, curly hair, hooded eyes, a large nose, and thick red lips. He wears a yellow derby and his hands are held up in a shrug. Behind him is a red circle with a white border that connects to a wide, white band on the bottom. English text is inscribed at the top and bottom. 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, pencil
    front, top, cursive, black ink : August 14th 1905.
    front, bottom, cursive, black ink : All go down / to Maud’s? / Loretto / C.D. / Here comes Georgie, / I’m going in / the house (the same as / usual)
    back, top center, postmark, stamped, black ink : R. F. [P]. / EAST B[E]RNE, / AUG 14 1905 / [N. Y.?]
    back, bottom, cursive, black ink : Miss Eliza Scheiberling, / # 30 Jefferson St., / Albany, N.Y.
    back, bottom left, cursive, black ink : c/o her brother Ed.

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    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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