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!"
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.
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. 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 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 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 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 depicting a Jewish family on the water in Manhattan Beach. The text reads : "Ah Rachel I wud'nt sthay in dot vouter - I dink I go out and look on de vouter." Caricature printed by Tobin N.Y.
Black-and-white lithograph depicting two men outside of a notary. In German, the text reads : --J: "No ne Dublone, oder s'wird Se reie." --N: "Es thut's nit--!" In English, the text reads : --J: Another coin, or else it's going to be free. --N: It's not working--!"
Black-and-white engraving entitled "horse shares." The scene below is observed above by three men holding the Ten Commandments. In German, the text reads : "Abraham: Sie sind maschuker, alles reit, Jetzt reit'n gar auch unsere Leut! Isaack: Der Jzig zieht die Knie ans Maul. Gebt Acht! Der fällt meih Seel von Gaul. Jakob: Der hat doch sonst'n guten Schlufs, Räb Jzig! -- was machst du für Stufs? Jzig: Herunter bringt'r mich doch nit. Er geht am End schon wieder Schritt. Heruntergeworfener. Das Pferd hat wie mein böles Weib, 5000 Teufel in den Leib! Streicher: Wir streichen euch Drei oder Vier, Dann wird es ruhig euer Thier. Madame Pfau: Das Zettelchen ist wirklich gut. Es langt zum Mantel und zum Hut. Magd: Mein braver Herr, der an mich denkt Hat mir die Aktie geschenkt. Schnipp: Komt! schnaufen wir ein wenig aus, Und reiten hin vor's Kaffehaus. Schnapp: Wird's mit der Eisenbahn gut gehn. Dann war's man wie die Gäule stehn. Schnur: Ich zieh den meinen in den Stall. Und deke mich für jeden Fall. Schnepeper: Der reit' Galopp der Trab der Schritt. Ich denk, ich bleib' so in der Mitt. Stallmeister Meseritzer: Macht was ihr wollt, dös wahls ich doch. Mer wherreitn euch alle noch." In English, the text reads : "Abraham: You are crazy, everything is ready. Even our people are now riding! Isaack: Jzig is pulling his knees into his mouth. Be cautious! He's missing the soul of Gaul . Jakob: He typically has a good ending anyways, Rabbi Jzig! -- what nonsense are you doing. Jzig: He'll not bring me down yet. He goes to the end and takes another step again. He is the thrown down one. That horse has 5000 devils in his body, just like my evil woman. Streicher: We are going to mark out three or four for you all, then it will become quiet for you animals. Madame Pfau: The little note is very good. It is enough for the coat to the hat. Magd: My well behaved Sir, who thinks of me, gave me the shares of stock as a gift. Schnipp: Come on! Let us take a breath for a bit, and let's ride ahead to the Coffee House. Schnapp: Will it go well with the train. Then it would stand like the nags. Schnur: I'm going to guide mine into the stables. And will cover them for any situation. Schnepeper: The rider gallops, the trot, the step. I think, I'm going to stay in the middle like this. Stallmeister Meseritzer: You all can do what you want, that's what I vote for. We will outride all of you eventually."
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!"
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).
Hand-colored lithograph with two scenes dated 1848 and 1898. 1848: "Emancipation of the Jews" depicts a Jewish man on his knees before an officer, offering a bag of money; in his other hand is a document labeled "Jewish emancipation." 1898: "The Christians as slaves of the Jews" depicts three Christians kneeling before a Jewish man in an officer's coat, as a Jewish man drives a Christian man with a whip in the background.
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 published in Judge. The text reads : --Hockstein: "Iss it a diamond? Ach! Der cutting is imberfect, der stone is off color, t'ere iss tree flaws in it--Vatt! I wouldn't loan--" --Customer (angrily): "But I don't wish a loan! I want you to value it, and I'll pay you for your trouble!" --Hockstein: "Ach! Vhy didn't you say so--it's a peaudiful stone. A pure white, flawless gem ohf der feerst vawter; feefty cents, blease!"
Black-and-white lithograph depicting two men hving a conversation on the street. In German, the text reads : "Alle Wetter!! 200 prct und jetzt wo der Moment gekommen ist, dass ich nothwendig Geld brauche, bekäm ich statt dessen - eine Million Zündhölzl!" In English, the text reads : "All weather! 200 prct and now that the moment is finally here, now that I actually need money, I received a million matches instead!"
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 9, No. 7. In German, the text reads : --"Gott Mosis - was bringst Du denn da für ne Alte Schachtel mit?" --"Herr Baraun, s'ist meine Frau - ihre Aussenseite verspricht nicht viel aber für ihr Inneres kann ich garantieren, - s'ist ausgeseichnet?" --"Gott Mosis - lass sie doch wenden." In English, the text reads : --"Oh, God, Mosis - what sort of ugly hag did you bring with?" --"Herr Baraun, she is my wife - her outer appearance doesn't promise much, but I can guarantee that her heart is exquisite." --"Oh, God, Mosis - just let her turn around."
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 published in the Düsseldorfer Monathefte, Band 9, No. 1. In German, the text reads : --"Sarchen, wie hat dir gefallen de Ariadne auf Naxos?" --"Nu? Ariadne könnt mer schon gefalle, aber das Naxos nicht." In English, the text reads : "Dear Sarah, how did you like Ariadne on Naxos?" --"Nu? I could like Ariadne, but not Naxos." Ariadne auf Naxos is an opera by Richard Strauss.
Caricature by Frederick Burr Opper published in Puck. The text reads : --Mrs. Blazenheimer: "Vot vas der drubble ofer dere?" --Mr. Flamberg: "It's dot fool feller, Smokenstein;--he vas bound to come here dressed as a fireman--und dey vas pudding him oud!"
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!"
Caricature depicting a Jewish man called "Monowski" working as a peddler after two years in the United States. This card is the second of a set of four trade cards from the series "Our New Citizens" published by Geo.Topp.
Caricature published in the Düsseldorfer Monathefte, Band 8, No. 28. In German, the text reads : --Jude: "Nu - Herr Baron - wann krieg' ich denn mein Geld für den Braunen, den ich Ihnen verkauft habe?" --Baron: "Wie alt bist Du Levi?" --Jude: "60 Jahre." --Baron: "Ei sechzig Jahre und noch so neugierig!" In English, the text reads : --Jew: "Nu - Mr. Baron - when will I get my money for the brown horse that I sold you?" --Baron: "How old are you, Levi?" --Jew: "60 years old." --Baron: "60 years old and yet so inquisitive!"
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 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 published in the Düsseldorfer Monathefte, Band 8, No. 34. In German, the text reads : --"Soll uns Gott behüte, was thust de, reitst auf den Schacher an so hohem Fasttag?" --"Üh wie komm ich mir vor - woas für'n Fasttag?" --"Nu - Zerstörung Jerusalems - --"Was kümmerts mich - hab ich doch ka Haus in Jerusalem." In English, the text reads : --"May God protect us, what are you doing, are you riding off to haggle on such an important fast day?" --"Ugh, how do I feel about this - what sort of day of fasting?" --"Nu - the destruction of Jerusalem -" --"What do I care - I don't have a house in Jerusalem."
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!"
Caricature published in the Düsseldorfer Monathefte, Band 8, No. 5. In German, the text reads : --"Jude, was ist das für eine Betrügerei?? Bei den renomistischen Anzeigen bekommt man ein Zeug, das nicht zu rauchen ist." --"Wai geschrien, Ihr Herren, es ist kein Betrug, doch bekannt ist, dass Eigenlob stinkt." In English, the text reads : --"Jew, what sort of scam is this?? In the boastful advertisements, you get some stuff that isn't even good enough to smoke." --"Oh, quit yelling, gentlemen, it is no scam, but it is well known, that self-praise stinks." The sign on the cigar store reads: "Here is the best variety of tobacco in the world."
Black-and-white illustration of two men outside the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, with the text of their humorous conversation printed beneath. One man is updating the other man on his life since they last saw each other. He has married a coquettish woman, who brought a lot of money to the marriage. The person to whom he entrusted the funds ran off with the money--which is for the best, because his wife ran off with the man. Published in Asmodée: geillustreerde almanak.
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 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."
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!"
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.
Hand-colored lithographed caricature depicting a Jewish peddler with his wares. The caption, which translates to "All is not gold that glitters," implies that his wares might not be as valuable as they seem. Lithograph by Pierre Langlumé. Published Paris: Noël et Dauty.