Caricature by Franklin Morris Howarth published in Puck. The text reads : 1 --Mr. Isaacs: "Ikey, look, look! See vat your fader learns out mit dis pook! I can do it! I'm a hypnotister!" 2 "Now watch! Here gomes a jay gustomer. Go out mit der store. Leaf me alone. I will hypnotister him. I vill get me double brices! 3 --"Vat, you only vant a pair of pants? Look me in der eye!" --Mr. Hardacre (aside): "That feller is tryin' ter hypnertize me. I used ter be purty good at that game, myself. I'll try my hand at it." 4 --Mr. Isaacs (aside): "Oh! If I had only known dese dricks pefore. (To Hardacre.) Look in der glass. Isn't dot fine, undt only feefty tollars." --Mr. Hardacre: "I'll let him think he has me!" 5 --Mr. Isaacs: "And you vant a fine silk hat. Ah! you look schoost like dot Brince of Vales (Aside.) Oh! dis vas too easy!" --Mr. Hardacre (aside): "Now I'm ready to begin on him." 6 (Making the hypnotic passes : immediately transfixing Isaacs and handing him a piece of paper). "Now you want your money, I suppose? Here is a hundred-dollar-bill. Give me the change." 7 --"Yes, that is right! Ten, twenty, thirty, forty. Now, you sit down on that chair and don't move until that clock strikes five. Good-by!" 8 --Young Isaacs: "Fader, vat's der matter? You see nodding mit your eyes open. Vhere's der gustomer you hypnertisted? Vake up! Vake up!" 9 --Mr. Isaacs (as he awakes): "Vhat! Dere vas no hundret-tollar-bill in der drawer? Four ten-tollar-bills missin'? Oh, mein sufferin' peoble! Dot feller was a hypnotister himself! Ikey, Ikey! purn dot pook!"
Black-and-white engraving depicting, above, Simon of Trent, whose disappearance and murder led to charges of blood libel against the Jewish community of Trent; below, an image of a Judensau (Jews' sow). This engraving is a copy of a wall painting on the bridge tower of Frankfurt am Main; the bridge was demolished in 1801. In German, the text reads : "Au weih Rabbi Anschl, au, au! Mausch, au weih, au, au! Sauff Mauschi, sauff die Milch! Friss du Rabbi den Dreck, es ist doch alle Zeit euer bestes Geschleck!" In English, the title reads : "In 1475 on Maundy Thursday, the child Simon, who was 2 years old, was murdered by the Jews." In English, the text reads : "Oy vey Rabbi Anschl, oy, oy! Mausch, oy vey, oy, oy! Drink Mauchi, drink the milk! Eat, Rabbi, this filth! That's your greatest delicacy!"
Reproduction of a black-and-white woodcut and text from Das Ständebuch (The Book of Trades) with text by Hans Sachs and illustrations by Jost Amman. The book describes trades practiced in 16th-century Nuremberg. In German, the text reads : "Bin nicht vmb sonst ein Jüd genannt / Ich leih nur halb Gelt an ein Pfandt / Löst mans nit zu gesetztem Ziel / So gilt es mir dennoch so viel / Darmit verderb ich den loßn hauffn / Der nur wil Feyern / Fressn vnd Sauffn / Doch nimpt mein Handel gar nit ab / Weil ich meins gleich viel Brüder hab." In English, the text reads : "I'm called a Jew because, in dearth, / Pledge I pawn at half its worth; / If not redeemed on time, it will / Make my profits higher still. / I thus destroy all carless folk, / While they eat and drink and joke. / My business never suffers, for / I have many brothers more."
Caricature by James Montgomery Flagg published in Judge. The caption reads : --Customer: "Are the colors in this mackintosh fast colors?" --Clerk: "Very fast; in fact, when it rains, I guarantee that they will run."
Caricature by Eugene Zimmerman published in Judge. The text reads : --Ikey Rosenbeak: "Oh, Papa, do buy me some ohf dose peaudiful Roman candles--de man says dere is tree golden balls in every one ohf dem!"
Caricature on the subject of Jewish emanicipation. In German, the text reads : "Du machst mit deinen Geld hienieden. / Ganz nach Gefallen Krieg und Frieden. / Zum Dank sind diese grosse Orden. / Dir allgemach zutheil geworden. / Zwar darf ich das Kreuz nicht leiden. / Doch golden nehm' ich's an mit Freuden. / Wie Meyer, Hirsch und Löwe schon. / Gold bringt zum Ruhm und hohe Ehre. / Hoch stehe ich auf goldne Heere. / Und hoff' Emancipation." In English, the text reads : "You put your money beneath you. / All of it after the beneficial war and peace. / Thank God these are the largest orders. / The majority became a part of it. / Even though I am not allowed to suffer the cross. / Still, golden I'll take it on with friends. / Like Meyer, Hirsch, and Löwe already. / Gold brings glory and high honors. / I stand up high on golden armies. / And hope for emancipation." Published Leipzig: Luis Rocca.
Caricature of Jewish participation in the National Guard during the Revolutions of 1848. In German, the text reads : --"Wai! -- A Wai der Feind kümmt! -- A Wai! Se thün auch scheißsen!" In English, the text reads : --"Vey! -- Oy vey the enemy is coming! -- Oy, vey! They are shooting too!"
In the town square, one man holds up the Ten Commandments; another ducks under a prayer shawl. In German, the text reads : "Dieses hat euch Gott gegeben. / Wollt Ihr's rein verehren lieben, / Wird Euch Heilin diesem Leben. / Und Gottseligkeit einst drüben! / Laßt das Alte uns verfechten! / Nichts von Ehren nichts von Lieben, / Nichts von Freiheit nichts von Rechten; / Leichter fischt es sich im Trüben." In English, the text reads : "This was given to you all by God. / Do you all want to love and honor its purity, / It will heal you all in this life. / And God's blessing is over there! / Allow the old to advocate for us! / Nothing from honor, nothing from love, / Nothing from freedom, nothing from rights; / It is easier to fish in the fog."
Hand-colored etching depicting a sentimental contemplation of the moon. In German, the text reads : "Nicht weiss gesotten, nicht plettirt, / Und doch solch magnifiquer Schein! / Ach, mein Gemüth ist ganz gerührt / Er muss messiv von Silber seyn!" In English, the text reads : "Not blanched, not plated, / And yet such a magnifiscent gleam! Oh, my soul is deeply moved / It must be made of silver!"
Hand-colored etched caricature depicting a fantastical view of the sun. In German, the text reads : "Gotts Wunder, welcher Glanz und Schein / Das muss ep's rores von Vergilding seyn!" In English, the text reads : "God's wonders, which glimmer and shine / That must be something rare and gilt!"
Caricature of a Jewish man asking another man for advice. In German, the text reads : --Jude: "Herr Major - as Sie mir sind genannt worden als ein Mann von Ehr - wollt ich mich bei Ihnen informiere - ich hab gekriegt ne Ohrfeige vom Herr Lieutenant Sibitz, was hab ich zu thun in der difficile Sach?" --Major: "Da müssen Sie sich mit ihm schiessen." --Jude: "Gott, er kann todt bleiben und ich kann todt bleiben - und ich bin verheirathet." --Major: "Da muss einer von Ihnen wenigstens Homburg verlassen." --Jude: "Gott er ist zu seinem Vergnügen heir und ich für meine Gesundheit, wer soll weichen?" --Major: "Nun ich würde mir aus eine Ohrfeige so sehr viel nicht machen." --Jude: "Gott Herr Major, wenn Sie sich nir d'raus machen als en Mann von Ehr, ich mach mir gewis nichts d'raus!" In English, the text reads : --Jew: "Mr. Major - as you have been referred to me as a man of honor - I want you to advise me - I received a slap in the face from Mr. Lieutenant Sibitz, what do I have to do in this difficult situation?" --Major: "You must have a shoot out with him." --Jew: "Oh God, he could be left dead and I could be left dead - and I am married." --Major: "Then at least one of you must leave Hamburg." --Jew: "Dear God, he's here for pleasure, and I'm here for my health, who should budge?" --Major: Well, I wouldn't make so much over a slap in the face." --Jew: Oh God, Mr. Major - if you wouldn't make anything of this as a man of honor, then I certainly won't make anything of it!"
Caricature published in the Düsseldorfer Monathefte, Band 9, No. 46. In German, the text reads : --"Ach, mein Sohn, der Abraham, s'is ein Jung, hab ich doch nicht an ihn gewandt umsonst all das scheine Geld und de Kosten! - hab ich ihn gefragt; Abraham hab ich gesagt, was willst de dann werden? - 'Nun da werd ich Vitriol, hat er gesagt,' Ach wie heisst Vitriol? - 'Gott, Vater, da kann ich mer fressen überall dorch!'" In English, the text reads : --"Oh, my son, Abraham, he's a young boy, I have not appealed to him yet, all that beautiful money and the costs! -- So I asked him; Abraham, I said, what do you want to be? -- "Now, I'm going to become a Vitriol, he said" Oh, and what does vitriol mean?-- "God, Father, it's where I can eat more than everywhere else!"--
Caricature published in the Düsseldorfer Monathefte, Band 9, No. 45. In German, the text reads : --"Na, schaun's was laufen Se immer an mei Haus vorbei, und kuke, und wolle doch nicks mache?" --"Jott, komm ich vorbei an's Haus, denk ich immer, hab' ich z' Haus nur e' ganze kleine Boutique, un bin schuldig sau viel, wenn Se aber haben saune irausse, Gott müssen Sie erst viel, sähre viel sein schuldig!" In English, the text reads : --"Now, I see that you always walk past my house, and watch, and you don't want to do anything?" --"When I come past the house, I always think, at home I've got a very small boutique, and owe so much, but you've got a ton of space, God must owe you a lot!
Hand-colored etching of a scene from Karl Borromäus Alexander Sessa's satirical play "Unser Verkehr" (The Company We Keep). In German, the text reads : "Gaih! Gaih! - Los dich treten von de Leut, los dich werfen aus de Stuben, los dich verklagen bei de Gericht, los dich hetzen ins Hundeloch, los dich binden mit Stricke und Ketten, los dich martern halb taudt! Aber du must doch werden reich!" In English, the text reads : "Go! Go! Let yourself be stepped on by people, let yourself be thrown out of rooms, let yourself be denounced to the courts, let yourself be pushed into kennels, let yourself be bound with cords and chains, let yourself be martyred half to death! But you must become rich!"
Donnerstag (Thursday). In German, the text reads : "Der Tag an den mann wird gemahnt / Die Schulden zu bezahlen, / Kommt oft so schnell herbeigerant / Das mann erschrickt zumalen; / Wenn mann Just nicht bei Gelde ist, / Ach! da macht einem Jud und Christ. Wahrhaftig Donnerstäge." In English, the text reads : "The day on which one is reminded / To pay the debts, / It often sneaks up on one so quickly, / That one becomes the picture of shock. / When one doesn't have access to the money, / Oh! As does a Jew and a Christian."
Black-and-white lithograph depicting five Jewish men and women driving a gaggle of geese. At the bottom, excerpts from three verses. Proverbs 12:10 : A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast. Isaiah 9:12: The Arameans on the east, and the Philistines on the west; and they devour Israel with open mouth. Sirach 5:2-3 : Don’t follow your inclination nor your strength, in order to walk in the desires of your heart. And don’t think, “Who’ll have power over me?” Then the Lord, the highest punisher, will punish. Lithograph printed Strasbourg: Oberthür et emrich.
Black-and-white lithograph, entitled "pell-mell," with three scenes: bucking broncos, a man in a carriage driving a sickly horse with a whip, and dignified military carriage with multiple soldiers. A Jewish man, at left, observes the scenes. Lithograph by Anton Zampis. Published Vienna: L. T. Neumann.
Caricature published in the Düsseldorfer Monathefte, Band 8, No. 12. In German, the text reads : --Levi: "Wai - ich sterbe - ich hab jedem von Euch vermacht, 8000 Thaler, mein Sohn soll sie Euch auszahlen nach Jahresfrist." --Erben: "Warum erst nach Jahresfrist, Herr Levi?" --Levi: "Nu - bezahlt mir den Diskonto, so will ich's so ins Testament setzen, dass Ihr sie gleich kriegen könnt." In English, the text reads: --Levi: "Oh - I'm dying - I have bequeathed each of you 8000 Thaler, my son will disburse them to you after a year." --Heirs: "Why only after a year?" --Levi: "Nu - Pay off my discount for me, then I will put it in the will, that you all can receive it right away." Discounting is a financial mechanism in which a debtor obtains the right to delay payments to a creditor in exchange for a charge or fee.
Caricature published in the Düsseldorfer Monathefte, Band 8, No. 25. In German, the text reads : --"Ach so Männecken! Gut dass ick Ihnen treffe! Sie sind ja der famose Kleider-händler aus die Bolkerstrasse! Ick wollte grade zu Ihnen mir uff den Sommer ee-nen neuen Pariser Paletôt koofen! Da ick Ihnen nu treffe können Sie mich gleich den Ihrigten überlassen!!" In English, the text reads : --"Oh, mate! Good that I'm running into you! You're the famous clothing merchant from Bolker Street! I was just on my way to you, to buy myself a new Parisian overcoat for the summer! Now that I've run into, you can give me your own!!"
Caricature published in the Düsseldorfer Monathefte, Band 6, No. 42. In German, the text reads : --"Härsch, wo iss dein Bruder?" --"Gott soll hüte, er iß uff'm Rathhaus, dort wird er abgewandelt mit Fünfe-zwanzig, weil er hat getriebe en Hausierhandel im Ruckfall." --"No siehst de." Handel bringt Wandel. In English, the text reads : "Härsch, where is your brother?" --"May God protect us, he is at city hall, that's where he's going to be in the reformatory for 25 years, because of a subsequent offense for peddling." --"You see?" "Trade brings change!"
Black-and-white lithograph depicting a Jewish peddler and Gabriel Riesser, member of the Frankfurt Parliament, mocking Heinrich von Gagern, who is walking past carrying bags of money on both shoulders. In German, the text reads : --1ster Jud: "Nu! Wie tragt der Mann sou schwär?" --2ter Jud: "S'nit sou arig worum er tragt jou uf bade Achsle! Bey mei lang Lebe ich hab ka Kinesinne druf!" In English, the text reads : --First Jew: "Nu! How is that man carrying something so heavy?" --Second Jew: "It's not that hard, that's why he's carrying them on both shoulders! In my whole life, I've never thought of that! Printed Frankfurt am Main: C. Knatz.
Caricature of Moritz Mohl at a lectern during the 1848 Frankfurt Parliament, as other members of parliament approach him in anger. At the Frankfurt Parliament, Mohl argued against legal equality for Jews; he was constantly interrupted by other members of the assembly. Caricature by Alfons von Boddien. Lithograph printed Frankfurt am Main: Eduard Gustav May.
Hand-colored lithograph depicting a crowd outside of the Stock Exchange. The caption reads : "The warning sign is no better here than in the vineyard." The sign reads "Verbotener Weg" (entry forbidden).
Caricatures by Eugene Zimmerman published in Judge. The caption for "She knew him by his nose" reads : "Mr. Geldfish (who has been forced to cut his mask to make room for his nose): "I vonder eef mein wife vill know me in dis disguise? Der gostumer sedt I choost look like Heiney de Eight." The text for "Where he erred" reads : --Mrs. Cohen: "Vy are you licking leedle Shakey?" --Mr. Cohen: "He vas lighting matches out in der back yard." --Mrs. Cohen: But dere vas nodding out dere dot he could set on fire." --Mr. Cohen: "No, of course nod--dot's der reason of id. Vat's der use of dot foolish poy wasting matches?"
Hand-colored engraivng with two scenes: now and then. In German, the text reads : Von jetzt: --"Herr Minister ich wünsche eine Anstellung im Ministerium!" --"Ist mir unendlich leid, aber sie sind bereits alle vergeben."--" So überlassen Sie mir die Ihrige!" --"Ach wollen sie gefälligst bedenken, dass die selber erst eine von Gestern ist!" Und damahls: --"Eure Excelenz dürfte ich in aller Unterthänigkeit zu hoffen wagen?!" --"Mir leid--gute Conduit--wie gesagt--noch zu jung--Adieu!" --"Dürfte ich vielleicht bei der nächsten--Vorrükung?!" --"Adieu!" In English, the text reads : From now: --"Mr. Minister, I wish to have a position in the Ministry!" --"I am terribly sorry, but all of the position have already been awarded."--" So leave me your own!" --"Oh, do you really think, that even that one is one of the past!" And back then: --"Your excellency, may I, with great obedience, dare to hope?!" --"My apologies--good conduit--as I said---still too young--Goodbye!" --"May I, perhaps by the next--Displacement?!" --"Goodbye!" Engraving by Andreas Geiger.
Caricature published in the Düsseldorfer Monathefte, Band 6, No. 23. In German, the text reads : --"So schwör ich, was geschrieben hat der Medakdek, hat er gesagt ganz vor mir: Du bist mein Tagsgedanke und mein Traum: ich denke immer an Dir Sahrchen!" --"Mach mir kahn Stuss, kahn Geschnuss! Was werste denken uf der Börsch, wannste kaafst Lombarden? Denkste an mir, waass Gott da werste beschummelt! --"Sey still, mein Herzche! Uf der Börsch u. in's Comtowahr denk ich ans Geschäftche." In English, the text reads : --"I swear, what the Medakdek wrote, he said before me whole : You are my daily thought and my dream: I always think of you, dear Sarah! --"Don't give me that rubbish, no stories! What do you think of when you're at the stock exchange, when you're buying shares? Do you think of me, God knows you would have been cheated!" --"Be quiet, my darling! At the Stock Exchange and in the accounts I think of business."
Caricature published in the Düsseldorfer Monathefte, Band 5, No. 33. In German, the text reads : --"Hersch! Wenn ich dich seh, is mer als wenn ich seh ne ganze Jagd. Hersch heisst de, in der Jägerstrasse wohnste, wie'n Fuchs siehste aus u. e Hund bist de." --"Wai mer! Bin ich e Hund, bin ich doch nicht dein Hünd, sonst wär ich ja en Schweinhünd." In English, the text reads : --"Hersch! When I see you, it's as if I see an entire hunt. Your name is Hersch, you live on Jäger Street, you look like a fox, and you are a dog." --"Woe is me! Even if I am a dog, I am still not your dog, then if I were, I'd be a son of a bitch." In German, the name "Hersch" sounds like the word for deer; "Jäger" means hunter.
Caricature published in the Düsseldorfer Monathefte, Band 6, No. 32. In German, the text reads : --"Seid ich doch endlich gekimmen aufs rechte Mittel die alte Oelbilder aufzufrischen, es gaiht nichts über de schwarze Seif un de Pottasch, man krigt se damit rein bis auf de Grund." In English, the text reads : --"Ever since I finally came upon the correct agent for restoring these old oil paintings, nothing can beat the black soap and the potash. One can get them clean with it down to the base."
Caricature published in the Düsseldorfer Monathefte, Band 5, No. 40. In German, the text reads : --"Ihr verdammten Hersche habt den Herrn gekreuzigt. --"Das seint mir io nich gewese, das haben Simons gethan." In English, the text reads : --"Damned Hersch, you have crucified the Lord." --"That wasn't me, Simon did that!" The scene takes place outside of the store of Moses Hersch; Hersch points toward the store belonging to Simon. Simon is also the name of the man who helped Jesus bear his cross.
Black-and-white woodcut and text from Das Ständebuch (The Book of Trades) with text by Hans Sachs and illustrations by Jost Amman. The book describes trades practiced in 16th-century Nuremberg. In German, the text reads : "Bin nicht vmb sonst ein Jüd genannt / Ich leih nur halb Gelt an ein Pfandt / Löst mans nit zu gesetztem Ziel / So gilt es mir dennoch so viel / Darmit verderb ich den loßn hauffn / Der nur wil Feyern / Fressn vnd Sauffn / Doch nimpt mein Handel gar nit ab / Weil ich meins gleich viel Brüder hab." In English, the text reads : "I'm called a Jew because, in dearth, / Pledge I pawn at half its worth; / If not redeemed on time, it will / Make my profits higher still. / I thus destroy all carless folk, / While they eat and drink and joke. / My business never suffers, for / I have many brothers more."
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.
Black-and-white etched satire on attitudes toward vaccination. Edward Jenner, pioneer of the smallpox vaccine, is portrayed as a Jew. He holds a syringe labelled "Kuhpocken" (cowpox) and "Humanität" (humanity). Next to him sits a Jewish elder who has one foot on a money bag. Another Jew reads from a document labeled "Für Die Juden" (for the Jews), handed to him on a cushion embroidered with a Star of David by a non-Jewish man astride a sow. He is followed by a rabbi praying and another Jew. At left, a non-Jewish woman holds the sow's rope in one hand and, in the other, a paper labeled "Freiden Mädchen - Berliner Blätter" (prostitute - Berlin Gazette). The etching indicates that the publication of Jenner's work is a Jewish conspiracy.
Black-and-white woodcut and text from Panoplia omnium illiberalium, the Latin edition of Das Ständebuch (The Book of Trades) with text by Hans Sachs and illustrations by Jost Amman. The book describes trades practiced in 16th-century Nuremberg. In English, the text reads : "I'm called a Jew because, in dearth, / Pledge I pawn at half its worth; / If not redeemed on time, it will / Make my profits higher still. / I thus destroy all carless folk, / While they eat and drink and joke. / My business never suffers, for / I have many brothers more."
Black-and-white engraving depicting a Hussar with Jewish horse dealers. Engraving by Johann Lorenaz Rugendas after Georg Philipp Rugendas. In German, the text reads : "Die Pferde, Jud, sind schön, doch aber schier zu theuer: / Allein, was liegt daran, man brauchet sie doch heuer!" In English, the text reads : "The horses, Jew, are very nice, but far too expensive: / What does it matter, one needs them this year!"
Caricature published in the Düsseldorfer Monathefte, Band 5, No. 1. In German, the text reads : --"Nü Itzig, wohin raitst de?" --"Au wai, waiss ich's?" In English, the text reads: --"Nu Itzig, to where are you riding?" --"Oh, do I know that?"
Caricature published in the Düsseldorfer Monathefte. In German, the text reads : --"Herrrr! Nehmen Sie die schlechten Lederstühl, dies sind Kajütenstühl!" --"Was, dies seind kan Jüdestühl? Hob ich doch ezahlet so gut als an Christ!" In English, the text reads : --"Sir! Take the bad leather chair, these are cabin chairs!" --"What, these aren't Jews' chairs? I paid for it just as well as a Christian!"
Caricature published in the Düsseldorfer Monathefte, Band 9, No. 17. In German, the text reads : --Meyer: "Nun wie geht's?" --Moses: "Ach ich bin nur gesund." --Meyer: "Was willst du sagen mit deinem nur?" --Moses: "Was ich will sagen? Als ich hob nischt verdient, was thu ich mit der Gesundheit? Wär ich krank, hätt ich doch weniger Appetit." In English, the text reads : --Meyer: "Well how's it going?" --Moses: "Oh, I'm just healthy." --Meyer: "What are you trying to say with your 'just'? --Moses: "What am I trying to say? If I did not deserve it, what am I going to do with good health? If I were sick, I'd have less of an appetite."
Caricature. In German, the text reads : --"Mai - höre, Memmelchen! Hab' ich doch gemacht alle Papierche zu baarem Gold und wollt' es wegschicken, weil es nicht mehr sicher ist hier - aber sie lassens nicht mehr hinaus, und wenn sie uns hier todtschlagen kriegen se unser Geld ach noch - das bringt mich um." In English, the text reads : "Dear mother, isten to me! I had all of the paper money turned into bars of gold and wanted to send it away, because it isn't safe here anymore - but they are not letting any more out, and if they kill us here, they will get our money also - that kills me."
Caricature. In German, the text reads : --"Gott - Schmul - bist de aach gelade zum reichen Salomon - und hast nich emal e reines Hemd an?" --"Du ja auch nich - !" --"Weßt De was, zieh Du mein Hemd an - und ich Dains, so haben wir doch Baide die Wäsche gewechselt!" In English, the text reads : --"Oh, God - Schmul - you're also invited to rich Salomon's -- and don't even have a clean shirt on?" --"You don't either - !" --"You know what, you put my shirt on - and I'll put on yours, that way it'll look like we both just mixed up the laundry!"
Caricature published in the Düsseldorfer Monathefte, Band 9, No. 15. In German, the text reads : --Ascher: "Gott verhüt's Isaac - treff ich dich - in solcher Gesellschaft - so ist's wahr - bist geworden ein Goy - wenn dies dei Äti wüßt - würd er sich umdrehen im Grab." --Isaac: "Gott - Nu Ascher - was soll's - in 3 Wochen wird mein Bruder ach Christ - da dreht sich der Äti noch enmal um - so kummt er wieder in seine vorige Lage." In English, the text reads: --Ascher: "God forbid Isaac - I come upon you - in such company - so it's true - you have beomce a goy - if Äti knew that - he would roll over in his grave." --Isaac: "God - Nu Ascher - so what - in three weeks my brother will be a Christian as well - then Äti will roll over one more time - this way he will return to his original position."
Black-and-white engraved caricature depicting little Israel having swallowed a ducat. In German, the text reads : "Das kleine Israelchen bemerkt, wie sein Tate Baruch eine so große Liebe für das Gold hat. Der Knabe denkt: 'Es muß doch seyn ebbes delicates um einen Ducaten!' Er kommt über des Etten Casse, sieht Ducaten, nimmt, leckt und -- verschluckt einen! - 'O wai geschrien!' - Es wird Lärm in Hause; der Kremnitzer muss wider ins Tageslicht. Israelchen wird auf den Tisch gesetzt. Tate Baruch attaquirt in Front mit Rhabarber, während Memme Rachel mit Lavements in den Rücken fällt. Pefselche, Schmul und Löbche - der seinen neuen Rock aus alten Beinkleidern an hat - harren ängstlich der Wiedergeburt ihres R 5,30,, mehr werthen Bruders; und siehe, das Goldsöhnchen lässt sie nicht länger warten! In English, the text reads : "Little Israel notices what a great love father Baruch has for money. The boy thinks: 'There must be something delicious about a ducat!' He comes to the case, sees the ducats, takes one, licks and - swallows one! 'Oy vey!' he yells. Noise takes over the house; the coin must be brought to daylight again. Little Israel is placed onto the table. Father Baruch attacks him from the front with rhubarb, while Mother Rachel gives him an enema in the back. Pefselche, Schmul, and Löbche - who is wearing a new skirt made out of old trousers - anxiously await the rebirth of their R 5,30,, worth from their brother; and look, the little gold son won't wait any longer!"
Caricature of Jewish participation in the National Guard during the Revolutions of 1848. In German, the text reads : "Hascheln! Habts Acht! Mer sein jetzt gekümmen vor unsern Kümmandanten sein Haus. Regimentstrommler! Schlog ein Werbel, trrrrrrrr - soll ach Hoch leben." (On the banner) : "Profit. Gleiche Rechte mit den Christen!" In English, the text reads : "Attention! Pull yourselves together, troops! We are marching to our commander's house. Regiments, beat your drums!" (On the banner): "Profit. Equal rights with Christians!" Lithograph printed and published Vienna: F. Werner, Mariahilf.
Caricature of Jewish participation in the National Guard during the Revolutions of 1848. In German, the text reads : "Hascheln! Habts Acht! Mer sein jetzt gekümmen vor unsern Kümmandanten sein Haus. Regimentstrommler! Schlog ein Werbel, trrrrrrrr - soll ach Hoch leben." (On the banner) : "Profit. Gleiche Rechte mit den Christen!" In English, the text reads : "Attention! Pull yourselves together, troops! We are marching to our commander's house. Regiments, beat your drums!" (On the banner): "Profit. Equal rights with Christians!" Lithograph printed Leipzig: J. G. Fritzsche.
Caricature of a Jewish man, accompanied by a poem : "You horrid 'sheeney,' though you strut / About, and wear the best of clothes; / Your dirty soul looks thro' your eyes, / You cannot hide your fearful nose. / With stony heart you grind the poor, / On 'cash' your thoughts are all intent; / You're never satisfied, unless / You get at least your 'cent per cent.'"
Caricature drawn by Roy Leighton Budd of a Jewish family eating a meal. The text written on the reverse reads : "Ikey! Ikey!! Mein Gott, boy, vould you ruin your olt fader? Vat I told you from chewing on dat side ver da gold filling is?"
Caricature of Joseph Pulitzer published in the March 9, 1899, edition of Life. The associated article reads : "The editor of the World is known wherever bad English is read, and depraved minds everywhere hail him as a source of inspiration. He has probably done more harm to morals, and has fostered with more real persistency the rapid undergrowth of American degeneracy than any other living man. What he might say of Life is therefore of great interest : 'Don' speag to me of Life. Dot paper is der worst ever, ain't it? Ven de Sun un Churnal un udder file sheets gome out against me, I laf ha-ha! Vat does it madder? But Life! Dot paper goes to der very peoples dot I vould buy myselluf a place among, because of my monish, un day vill not have me, Hah! It has cut into my cirgulation also, un made me a laughing stock. It makes me sick. Speag to me not of Life.' Mr. Pulitzer's views, though not new, may well bear reiterating, showing, as they do, that no refined family of taste can afford not to take Life regularly. Contrast the shame-faced individual with some grains of self-respect left who stealthily endeavors to conceal a copy of the World from sight, and the proud bearing of the man who spreads his Life where all may see the company he keeps. Merely to be seen with a copy of Life is a good mind advertisement."
Black-and-white lithographed caricature depicting Nicholas I of Russia applying the whip in order collect taxes to finance the Crimean War. The print shows the Tsar trying to extort funds from the Russian Jews by threatening them with pogroms. Lithograph by Destouches after a caricature by Honoré Daumier. Plate 91 of the series Actualités, published in the August 8, 1854, edition of Le Charivari.
Caricature by Emil Flohri published in Judge. The text reads : --Frayed Fagin: "I dreamed last night dat I found a t'ousand dollars." --Hardened Hobbs: "W'ot did yer do wid it?" --Frayed Fagin: "Chucked it away. I knew if I tried ter spend it I'd only wake up."
Caricature by Eugene Zimmerman published in Judge. The text reads : --Doctor: "You can live only two days more, Mr. Moses." --Moses: "Oh, doctor dear, maig idt dhree days so I can finish dot medicine. Idt vos so oxpensive."
Caricature by Eugene Zimmerman published in Judge. The text reads : --Simon, Sr.: "Benny Goldberg's uncle left him all his money mit der sole request dot he vould put up a tablet on his grave after he vuz dead." --Simon, Jr.: "Did he do it?" --Simon, Sr.: "Shure! He put up a 'lithia' tablet!"
Caricature published in Judge. The text reads : --Mr. Hayrick (from Pine Corners): "But mister, this suit is too big fer me." --Mr. Cohen: "Listen, mine frendt. People vill t'ink you vun dot suit on a bet, und dot vill swell you up mit pride so much dot you vill fill out der suit fine."
Caricature published in Judge. The text reads : --Senior partner: "How much does Cohen owe us?" --Junior partner: "Five t'ousand tollars." --Senior partner: "Dot's great! He's shust failed for twendy cents on der tollar, unt I figured on only 'ten' vhen I solt him der goots."
Caricature by Eugene Zimmerman published in Judge. The text reads : 1 "How our friend Goldberg's hands look when he first notices a little shower coming up." 2 "But it is only natural that they should assume this shape if it rained MONEY."
Caricature by Eugene Zimmerman published in Judge. The text reads : --Papa Goldberg: "You haff bin by der synagogue, yes? Vell, I asks you a kervestion. Vat are der t'ree graces?" --Ikey (confidently): "Gold, silver und diamonds! Popper, ask me a hard one."
Hand-colored wood engraving of a hunchbacked Jewish man, Jaapje Blok, who hires himself out as a lectern at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. Wood engraving by Henricus Adrianus (Henri) Bogaerts. Published in De katholieke illustratie : zondags-lektuur voor het katholieke Nederlandsche volk.
Caricature by Franklin Morris Howarth published in Puck. The text reads : 1 --Mr. Dawson: "Ah! I like these blustery, windy mornings." 2 --Mr. Dawson: "Phew! That was a gust." 3 --Itinerant hat collector: "Dings vas gomin' my vay. Dot vas a good ringer." 4 --Itinerant hat collector: "I vill schoost gover it mit dis odder von." --Mr. Dawson: "I don't wear cape coats after this. Where's my hat?" 5 --Mr. Dawson: "Well, I'll be hanged! My hat nowhere in sight. It must have blown over that wall. Well, I'm in a pretty fix! I'll catch my death of cold, bareheaded in this wind." 6 --Mr. Dawson: "Ah! Perhaps this Jew will sell me one of those hats. Have you a hat there to fit me, my friend? " 7 --The itinerant collector: "Dot vas too pad your hat plows over der vall. Yes, I haf a hat vat I schoost pought from Mr. Vanderbildt. Ach! So hellup me gracious! It vas schoost your size, undt I sell him for t'ree tollar." 8 --Mr. Dawson: "Mary, I had a very funny experience. My hat blew off and went over a garden wall. A hat peddler came along just in the nick of time and sold me this one for three dollars. It is just as good as new." 9 --Mrs. Dawson (in disgust): "James Dawson, there are no fools like an old fool! You had better wear a bonnet tied on with strings the next time you go out in the wind. This is your own hat, and has your name inside."
Caricature by Eugene Zimmerman published in Judge. The text reads : 1 "Coom in, mein frendt, und dry on dis eleven-dollar suit. Id vill cost you noddings to do so." 2 "Dot suit vos made for you, mein frendt. Take id for nine dollars." 3 "Dere you are, my dear sir. Der Prindts of Wales couldn't be better suited." 4 "Donner and blitzen! Dot man's got a fit, und dot elegand suit vill be ruined." 5 "That was a happy thought. He won't bother me no more with his old clothes."
Caricature by Joseph Ferdinand Keppler published in the December 25, 1878, edition of Puck. The associated article reads : "It is to be regretted that Mr. Hilton is as unsuccessful as a dry-goods man and a hotel keeper as he notoriously was as a jurist. But the fact remains. He took it upon himself to insult a portion of our people, whose noses had more of the curvilinear from of beauty than his own pug, and he rode his high hobby-horse of purse-proud self-sufficiency until he woke up one day to find that the dry-goods business was waning—growing small by degrees and beautifully less. Then Mr. Hilton arouses himself. He turns his great mind from thoughts of the wandering bones of Stewart; he brings the power of his gigantic brain to bear upon the great question. ‘How shall I revive trade?’ He remembers that he had insulted the Jews. Aha! we’ll conciliate them. So out of the coffers that A. T. Stewart filled he gropes among the millions, and orders the trustees of a few Hebrew charities to bend the pregnant hinges of their knees at his door, and receive a few hundred dollars. But in this country the Jew is not ostracized. He stands equal before the law and before society with all his fellow-citizens, of whatever creed or nationality. And the Jew has stood up like a Man and refused to condone the gross and uncalled-for insults of this hap-hazard millionaire, merely because he flings the offer of a thousand dollars in their faces. All honor to the Jews for their manly stand in this instance. Trampled upon, scourged, banished as they have been for centuries under the ban of religious persecution, at last they find a land in which they have rights equal with all their fellow-countrymen. They have in this instance asserted their rights, and have dared to maintain their self-respect. It is the verdict of all thinking men that in everything he has done, from the Grand Union Hotel, and the Women’s Home, down to Stewart’s grave, Hilton has been a magnificent failure—and the Jews have won a grand success."
Caricature by Leon Barritt published in the March 1881 edition of the New England Pictorial. The associated article reads : "From an American point of view the opposition to the Jews, which has lately been revived in Germany, seems to be due partly to a survival of the unchristian spirit of medieval Christianity, but more immediately to the hatred which thrift always inspires in the unthrifty. The military ardor which has converted Germany into a great camp has drafted the flower of German youth into army barracks, and diverted the best energy of the people from productive pursuits. At the same time it has impoverished the masses by indirect heavy taxes to support the military establishment, and still heavier indirect taxes in cutting off the supply of productive labor. Though many Jewish youth in Germany have proved the native courage of the race on recent battlefields, the more peaceful instincts of the race have led them to seek in commerce and in the professions the distinction which the Christian youths have looked for in military and official positions. And now the cry is that the Jews monopolize the sources of wealth, and that they crowd the professions and other pursuits of peace and profit. The charge is doubtless largely true, but that fact is as much to the honor of the Jews as it is to the dishonor of those whose lower civilization has allowed them to be distanced in the competitions of peaceful industry, intelligence, persistence and thrift. If the physically and numerically weaker race can distance their stronger and more numerous competitors in the arts of peace, the fact must be taken as evidence that mind counts for more than stature, and thrift and labor for more than military ardor, in the free conflicts of modern civilization."
Caricature by Eugene Zimmerman published in Judge. The text reads : 1 --Abraham: "Ha! Vats dot?" --Levy: "I tink I make dot a berminent sign. He can't get around dot." 2 --Abraham: "Let me tink." --Levy: "Dot sign is berminent, you bet." 3 --Abraham: "I gits square on dot Levy." --Levy: "Dot's nice, don't it?" 4 --Abraham: "!!!" --Levy: "---"
Caricature by Eugene Zimmerman published in the October 1897 edition of Funny Pictures, published by the Judge Publishing Company. The text reads : --Mrs. Cohen (sternly): "Shakop und Ikey, ged your heads under cover! Here gomes dot gonductdor to dake ub mein ticket alretty."
Caricature by Walter H. Gallaway published in Puck. The text reads : 1 "Dey cosd only ninedy cends und sell for fife tollars." 2 "Max, I tells you ve can'd lose." 3 "Und I asks Cohenstein, 'Do ve ged a discound?'" 4 "It vas all in Rachel's name, efery cend." 5 "Now ve vill talk ofer dot brobosition you haf." 6 "Dere's noting in it at der brice."
Caricature by Eugene Zimmerman published in Judge. The text reads : The 16th of March. --Baxterstein: "Ikey, mine sohn, if ve don'dt preddy soon sell some ohf dese clodings your papa vill be a ruined Hebrew." The 17th of March. --Ikey (his son): "Nefer mindt dot ruinness, papa. Ve vill sell dose handtsome clodings to dose Irish peebles vhen der parade passes dis vay."
Caricature by Eugene Zimmerman published in Judge. The text reads : --Dr. Smith: "Your husband's prostration is due to business--overwork. You must give him this antimony prescription." --Mrs. Cohen (in a whisper): "Sh! Don'd let mein husband hear you say dot again. I subbose it vill do him good, but don'd let him hear der name ohf dot remedy--he vouldn't take it."