Der Kipp-und Wipper-Narr

Der Kipp-und Wipper-Narr
Engraving and text from Darstellungen menschlicher Narrheiten (Representations of human follies). In German, the text reads : "Was wolt Ihr Juden bey den Sachen, / soll man euch auch zu Narren machen. / Sie wollen einen Wipper krönen. / Der sich mit ihnen wird versöhnen. / Weil er so viel Profit genomen, / als feinen Juden zu gekomen." In English, the text reads : "What do you Jews want by those things, should you all be made into fools as well. / They want to crown a "Wipper," / Who will reconcile with them. / Because he took so much profit, that he became a well off Jew." This engraving is part of a series satirizing the foolish schemes people believed during the economic crisis in the early 17th century. The title "Der Kipp-und Wipper-Narr" refers to the phrase used to describe this period of hyperinflation (Kipper- und Wipperzeit), literally meaning to "Tipper and See-saw," which refers to the unstable state of the economy.
William A. Rosenthall Judaica Collection - Prints and Photographs
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
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Topical Subject:
Jews--Caricatures and cartoons, Antisemitism--Caricatures and cartoons
Shelving Locator:
Print Portfolio 22, cofc-war-print22-007
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Digitization Specifications:
Scanned with Epson Expression 10000 XL, 600 ppi, 24-bit color. Archival tiff image available.
Copyright Status Statement:
Public domain.
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