Jewish Immigration to America

The Dance of the Seven Veils

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Title

The Dance of the Seven Veils

Date

January 11, 1924

Subject

Immigration Restriction
Press, Yiddish

Description

Called “The Latest Salome Dance in Our National Theater,” in reference to Richard Strauss’s eponymous opera in which Salome brings the head of John the Baptist to King Herod, Salome is shown here adorned with veils marked “Race hatred, egoism, closed-mindedness, anti-Americanism, cruelty, bigotry, and hard-heartedness,” along with an earring marked with “Chauvinism,” and bringing the head of the Statue of Liberty labeled “Free immigration” to a king labeled, “Reaction,” and holding a Ku Klux Klan scepter.

Creator

Yosl Cutler
Der groyser kundes

Source

YIVO Library

Publisher

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Format

JPEG

Language

Yiddish

Type

Cartoon

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Citation

Yosl Cutler and Der groyser kundes, “The Dance of the Seven Veils,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed October 21, 2021, https://immigrationusa.yivo.org/items/show/6362.
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