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Drawing by William Sharp

Object | Accession Number: 1995.132.55

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    Drawing by William Sharp


    creation:  approximately 1930-1945
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Harold Shachner
    Recto: bottom right corner of image, "Sharp" in ink. Verso: lower right corner
    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 a soldier with a swastika foot, a shield upraised with a skull and crossbones on it, a sword in the right hand, and a helmet on his head. Foot is upraised, preparing to step on people below. Verso: white adhesive label with "5" typewritten on it in the upper left corner.
    overall: Height: 17.750 inches (45.085 cm) | Width: 15.000 inches (38.1 cm)
    overall : paper, charcoal, ink, graphite, tempera

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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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    2022-07-28 18:22:41
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