"For the Pampered Audience"

From the Series “Testimonies from the Jewish Museum Berlin” (in German)

In its heyday between 1870 and the First World War, the luxury paper industry produced an abundance of items "for the pampered audience." Decorated place cards from personal estates, nostalgic paper cutouts depicting Jewish customs and festivals in lavishly printed color, and extravagantly embossed, stamped, mounted, and folded greeting cards offer us many insights into a time when filigree stationary was seen as a sign of cultural progress.


  • Fürs verwöhnte Publikum.
    Von Neujahrsgrüßen und anderen
    Kostbarkeiten aus Papier

    ("For the Pampered Audience"
    From the Series “Testimonies
    from the Jewish Museum Berlin” )
    120 pages with over 60 color illustrations,
    Köln 2003

    ISBN: 978-3-8321-7864-3
    in German only

  • Editor

    Iris Blochel-Dittrich
    for the Jewish Museum Berlin

  • Design

    Groothuis, Lohfert, Consorten

  • Price

    5 euros

Book Cover of "Fürs verwöhnte Publikum": painting of a woman holding a very long flag of Israel infront of the rooftops of buildings
You can order this publication by contacting:
Janine Lehmann
+49 (0)30 259 93 410
+49 (0)30 259 93 409
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