Greetings from Around the World

In the late 19th and early 20th century, Jewish people were the subject of postcards across many publishing houses in various countries. The images on the postcards are filled with both well-known people, such as Gauhar Jaan, an Indian-Jewish performer, and of generic Jewish characterizations, such as “Spanish Jew” or “Old Rabbi.” Notably, many of the publishing houses are European, while the location of their subjects in the following postcards were located across Asia. The broad audience of these cards is reflected in the diverse languages displayed on their backs. From French to German to Greek to Dutch, the multilingualism of these postcards allows them to be accessed by a wide audience.