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Drawing by William Sharp

Object | Accession Number: 1995.132.48

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    Drawing by William Sharp


    creation:  1932
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Harold Shachner
    Verso: upper right corner "104" in graphite; lower right quadrant "31,5.32" in graphite crossed out. "B in graphite, follows the crossed out numbers. Below, "10,5.12,3" in graphite, "12,3" has been crossed out. Following is "9B" in graphite. Below all of these marks, in the corner in purple ink publisher's stamp reading "Volk und Zeit, Berlin / No.; "46 -in graphite" Seite; "6 -in graphite" / Hohe; "10,5 -in graphite" Then "2) -in graphite" / Breite; "9 -in grpaphite" Then illegible writing in graphite. Under stamp, more illegible writing in graphite"; lower left corner in graphite "20."
    Signed and dated lower left quadrant-lower left corner of image
    Artist: William Sharp
    Leon Schleifer was born in 1900 in Germany. He served in the German army at the end of World War I (1914-1918). He became a political cartoonist and his work was published in the anti-Nazi press. He also specialized in courtroom trial sketches. After the appointment of Hitler as Chancellor in 1933, Schliefer emigrated to the United States. He changed his name to William Sharp and continued his career as an editorial cartoonist and illustrator. His work was published in the New York Times, Life Magazine, and other publications. He died in 1961, age sixty-one years.

    Physical Details

    Object Type
    Drawing (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Image of two guards (?) facing each other in conversation, standing under an archway. One is holding a coffee pot in one hand, the other is holding a cigar in one hand and two cups in the other.
    overall: Height: 16.380 inches (41.605 cm) | Width: 12.500 inches (31.75 cm)
    overall : charcoal, ink, graphite, paper

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    Administrative Notes

    The drawing was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1995 by Harold Shachner.
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    2023-09-15 10:17:21
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