Online Auction 026 – Jewish and Israeli History, Art and Culture

Small Metal Label bearing a Portrait of Theodor Herzl with the Tower of David in the Background – JNF

Opening: $200
Small metal label, printed, featuring a portrait of Theodor Herzl with the Tower of David in the background, issued by the Jewish National Fund (JNF) in the United States. [New York, early decades of the 20th century].
Produced by Union Label, Amalgamated Lithographers of America.
Label bearing the celebrated depiction of Theodor Herzl addressing the unseen crowd from the balcony in Basel, Switzerland. In the background is the image of the Tower of David, with the Jewish immigrants in their biblical return from the Babylonian Exile underneath it (a portrayal such as this had appeared as early as the late 19th century, and was also featured on JNF stamps dated 1909.) The English caption "Jewish National Fund" appears above the portrait, and the Hebrew "Keren Kayemet Le'Israel" beneath it. The manufacturer's details are printed at the tip of the protruding tab.
1.5X2.5 cm (not including tab). Very good condition.
Zionism, Zionist Congresses, Herzl, JNF