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Guide to the Samuel Zagat Drawings and Photographs
||Zagat, Samuel, 1890-1964
||Samuel Zagat Drawings and Photographs
||Samuel Zagat was a Lithuanian-Jewish artist best known for his work as a cartoonist,
first for his popular comic strip
Gimpel Beinish and later for his political cartoons. This collection documents Zagat's career as
a cartoonist and more generally illustrates the efforts of an American cartoonist
working in Yiddish. Materials include photographs, original drawings, negatives, contact
prints, and newspaper clippings. Major subjects include labor relations, anti-Semitism,
Cold War diplomacy, Israel and the Middle East, and humorous aspects of daily Jewish
||11.25 linear feet in 2 record cartons, 2 manuscript boxes, 6 oversize flat boxes, and 4 card file boxes.
|Language of Materials note:
||Materials are in English and Yiddish.