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"The Commercial Councilor" (1884)
This caricature by Adolf Oberländer (1845-1923) depicts a Jewish burgher proudly displaying his new patent of rank and title. The caption reads: “The Commercial Councilor before and after the Receipt of his Decoration.” Source: “Der Herr Commerzienrath vor und nach seiner Decorierung,” Fliegende Blätter 81, no. 2053 (1884), p. 173.