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Drawing by William Sharp

Object | Accession Number: 1995.133.33

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    Drawing by William Sharp


    Brief Narrative
    Created by William Sharp, circa 1931.
    creation:  1931
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Mrs. William Sharp
    Impressed seal, readable from recto, with hammer in center of circle, "SCHUTZMARKE SHOELLERSHAMMER" on outer circle. Number "3"encircled in graphite at bottom right of sheet; hoirzontile line, in graphite, along bottom edge of sheet with "8,3" in center (has been partially rubbed out.) Verso: Number "148" in graphite at top right corner of sheet; in top right quadrant "Welt Sp S.3" in graphite; center, graphite squiggles, to right of squiggles is "d" in a circle in graphite; below sqiggles, is written in graphite "Hohe 15,8. Breite 10,"; at bottom of lower half is a horizontal line, then 8,3 cm (crossed out), then another horizontal line in graphite.
    recto, bottom right 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 bartender in white garb, standing in front of a table. Published "Welt Spiel"
    overall: Height: 14.250 inches (36.195 cm) | Width: 10.120 inches (25.705 cm)
    overall : charcoal, ink, graphite, paper

    Rights & Restrictions

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

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    Administrative Notes

    The drawing was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1995 by Ruth Sharp, the wife of William Sharp.
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    2022-07-28 18:22:42
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