perfect anti-Catholic propaganda! Something for everyone, "ticks all the boxes" -- conscientious outrage at such flagrant abuse of religious authority and -- regrettably (how we wish we weren't obliged to look at such stuiff!) -- soft porn. Issued by Compton Holland c.1619 -- verse signed AJ (or AT?) Houghton Library, Harvard [see Commentary]
A cabinet card portrait of a beautiful black nurse with her white charge. The young woman is dressed in European dress, with a Mother Hubbard apron and a head-wrap. An inked inscription in a period hand recto in the lower margin reads: ‘Baby Merle / 6 months & 3 weeks / April 1903.’
In 1934 Der Stürmer, the 18th ed, carried a front-page article under the headline Jüdischer Mordplan (Jewish Death-plot), with an illustration showing Jews draining blood from the throats of blonde-haired infants with Christian crosses in the background. This edition repeats the traditional Catholic Blood-libel, referring to a "Jewish death-plan".