Caricature by Franklin Morris Howarth published in Puck. The text reads : 1 --Mr. Hockheimer: "Ach! Mein Gott, Shakop, vy you vaste your dime ofer dot foolish pook--over dot crazy fool pusiness about dot palmistry. Dot vill nefer do you no goot votefer." --Hockheimer, Jr.: "Oh! Don't vorry, Fader--it maype gomes in handy some day." 2 --Mr. Hockheimer (after trying in vain for over an hour to fit customer with hat): "Vait, don't go, mein frendt; I see vot I gan do." 3 --Mr. Hockheimer (in anguish): "Oh! Shakop, mein sohn! Dish vas awful. I loose me a gustomer. Efery hat in der store ish too pig for his head. Vot vill I do me?" --Hockheimer, Jr.: "Calm yourself, Fader. I tries vot I gan do." 4 --"Goot morning, Mister. Oh! yes; dot hat vas entirely too pig. Say! Mister, did you effer hear apout dot science of palmistry, vot dells your fortune py der lines on your handt? Gif me your handt, I tells you." 5 --"You vas porn under a lucky planet. Your line of life vas goodt undt long, you vill live to old age." 6 --"Your power for knowledge is enormously developed. You vill become a prilliant man--a scholar, a statesman, perhaps der President. You vas a porn leader of men--like Napoleon." 7 --"You have great powers of concentration and determination--you vill succeed in votefer you underdakes." 8 --"Fader, you must have made some mistakes. Any of dese hats vill fit der great schentlemans. Give me a larger size. Goot." 9 --Mr. Hockheimer (falling on his son's neck): "Oh! mein sohn, der pride of mein life. I dakes you in bartnership tomorrow."
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!"
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 Charles Jay Taylor published in the August 8, 1888, edition of Puck. The text reads : --Ben and Levi: "You can haf dose clodings sheap, und we treat you mit a drink und a cigar! --Workingman: "Bah! You've been using those old togs for a sign for over twenty-five years. I'm going down to Cleveland's Free-Wool Emporium!"
Caricature by Eugene Zimmerman published in Judge. The text reads : -- Reuben (angrily): "I'll trouble you to let me by!" --Cohn brothers: "Let you buy? Certainly! Come right in! No trouble to show goots."
Hand-colored engraving of Jewish clothes merchants. Engraving after a drawing by Gustave de Galard. From Recueil des divers costumes des habitans de Bordeaux et des environs by Edmond Géraud, published Bordeaux: Lavigne jeune.
Caricature depicting the store of "Grabheimer the great American tailor." The text reads : "Vy Isaac! Dat is Mister Shones from Mobile, your prudder said you should gif Mister Shones a good pargain." Caricature printed by Tobin N.Y.
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 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."
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?"
Caricature by Eugene Zimmerman published in Judge. The text reads : --Goldheim: "Didt you hear der news? Blazupski is goin' to retire from bizness for sure." --Ickleheimer: "Yes, I know aboudt it. He toldt me since der fire-insurance company refused to carry his risk dere is no money in der clothing bizness."
Caricature by Eugene Zimmerman published in Judge. The text reads : --Mr. Cohen: "Remember, Shakey, you must be alvays ready if you aim to get rich in New York." --Jakey: "Yes, fadder. My motto in life shall be 'Ready, aim, fire!'"
Caricature published in Judge depicting the merchandise of a store for four weather conditions : very dry and sultry; clear and warmer; cloudy and occasional showers; and cold wave with indications of snow.
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 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 Eugene Zimmerman published in Judge. The text reads : --Miss Timmid: "Why are you so positive that these bathing-suits are fast colors?" --Isaacs: "Because my vife und daughter Sadie haff vorn every suit in dot lot at four different vatering places."
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 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 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!!"