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"Please don’t smudge or write on the walls."
Wall placard, Poland, c. 1920s. (YIVO)

"Please don’t smudge or write on the walls."

Wall placard, Poland, c. 1920s. (YIVO)

"Shpritzn poteytos."
Der yidisher farmer, June 1911

"Shpritzn poteytos."

Der yidisher farmer, June 1911

Wood carving by Yiddish cartoonist, Zuni Maud, c. 1940s. YIVO archives.

Wood carving by Yiddish cartoonist, Zuni Maud, c. 1940s. YIVO archives.

Unknown grouch among Russian literary figures. Poster. YIVO. c. 1910.

Unknown grouch among Russian literary figures. Poster. YIVO. c. 1910.

"In a World of Sin"
Advert for Yiddish theater play in Di tsayt, NYC, Dec. 1921.

"In a World of Sin"

Advert for Yiddish theater play in Di tsayt, NYC, Dec. 1921.

Is your urine sometimes thick, milky or flocky?
Ad fragment, Independent Statesman, Concord, NH, 1871.

Is your urine sometimes thick, milky or flocky?

Ad fragment, Independent Statesman, Concord, NH, 1871.

Der groyser kundes, January 1911.

Der groyser kundes, January 1911.

Woodcut portrait by Zuni Maud of anarchist ideologue, B. Rivkin.
from Idish amerike, 1929

Woodcut portrait by Zuni Maud of anarchist ideologue, B. Rivkin.

from Idish amerike, 1929

Do Rice Krispies sound different in Yiddish? They do:
"Knakt! Treshtshet! Broyzt!
Forverts, June 1938

Do Rice Krispies sound different in Yiddish? They do:

"Knakt! Treshtshet! Broyzt!

Forverts, June 1938