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Postcard of an aroused man in a nightshirt

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.775

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    This postcard is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.
    Date
    undated: 
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    Markings
    front, bottom, black ink : I Vish My Rebecca Vas Here
    back, top center, black ink : POST CARD
    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 caricature of a man standing in left profile in a long-sleeved nightshirt that is raised in a peak over his groin. He is balding and has a pointy beard and stereotypically Jewish facial features, including hooded eyes and a very large nose. His mouth is open with the corners turned up and he raises his right index finger to his bottom lip. A chamber pot is on the ground by his bare feet. English text is printed at the bottom and on the back.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 5.500 inches (13.97 cm) | Width: 3.500 inches (8.89 cm)
    Materials
    overall : cardstock, ink, pencil

    Rights & Restrictions

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

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    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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