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 Jewish holiday rituals, including eating in a sukkah during Sukkot, a haircut during Lag BaOmer, providing treats to children for Simchat Torah, and kiddush levana on Rosh Chodesh. From Philologus hebræo-mixtus by Johannes Leusden, published Basileæ, apud E. & J.R. Thurnisios, fratres.
Black-and-white engraving depicting the Jewish rituals of a Sotah (woman suspected of adultery) undergoing the ordeal of bitter water, a burial, and a circumsision. From Philologus hebræo-mixtus by Johannes Leusden, published Basileæ, apud E. & J.R. Thurnisios, fratres.
Black-and-white engraving depicting Jewish holiday rituals, including lighting a menorah on Hanukkah, Purim festivities, mourning on Tisha B'Av, and the Yom Kippur ritual of malkot. From Philologus hebræo-mixtus by Johannes Leusden, published Basileæ, apud E. & J.R. Thurnisios, fratres.
Black-and-white offset print reproduction depicting the interior of a sukkah during the celebration of Sukkot. Original illustration by Irving R. Wiles. From the article "The Jews in New York" by Richard Wheatley, published in the January 1892 edition of The Century Magazine.
Print reproduction of a color lithograph depicting the exterior of a planned Jewish hospital to be built in Jersualem with funds bequeathed by Judah Touro, as well as a lithograp of plans for the hospital. Original lithographs by Vincent Brooks. Plans to build the proposed hospital were abandoned when the Rothschild family established a hospital in the city. Reproduction printed on the occasion of the 28th year of Israeli Independence and on the 200th year of American Independence, published Philadelphia: The Winchell Co.
Hand-colored engraving depicting the Judengasse in Augsburg. Engraving by Karl Remshard. Published Augsburg: Kaiserlich Franciscische Akademie der Freien Künste und Wissenschaften. From the series Collection des Prospects : Vue de la Ville Imperiale d'Augsbourg.
Black-and-white engraved portrait of historian Josephus (born Joseph ben Matityahu). Engraving by John B. Neagle. Frontispiece to The genuine works of Flavius Josephus, the Jewish historian : containing twenty books of the Jewish antiquities, seven books of the Jewish war, and the life of Josephus, written by himself... by the late William Whiston... Revised, and illustrated with notes, by the Rev. Samuel Burder..., published Boston: Printed and published by S. Walker, Newbury-Street.
Letter writer, a possible family member of the recipient, writes to J. Drayton Grimke Jr. about deer hunting with "Halliday" and the 500 acres of land in his own possession. Letter includes addressed envelope.
A letter from A. Sachtleben thanking J. Drayton Grimke-Drayton Esq. for the use of his house on Pigeon Hill in Flat Rock, North Carolina. The Sachtleben family left Charleston to escape the summer heat. Sachtleben also mentions several portraits that are being copied for Grimke-Drayton and the possibility of Grimke-Drayton's brother, a reverend, visiting that summer.
A bill of sale to Thomas S. Grimke for the purchase of a slave named August from Francis Giraud, who is described as "sound sober and no runaway." The back of the form includes a signed statement by attorney John Ward regarding the bill of sale.
A bill of sale to Thomas S. Grimke for the purchase of a slave boy named Agrissa from Sarah Marie Drayton. The back of the document includes a signed statement, possibly from an attorney, verifying the legality of the bill of sale.
A letter to John F. Grimke from John Troup with attached minutes from a Freemason meeting. Troup requests that Grimke write a letter to a Mr. O'Brien Smith requesting the discharge of a bond and payment for a lease.