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Thursday, March 24, 2016

T-shirt: "Fate of the cigarette fiend" from Merch by Amazon

Click the picture to visit the shirt at Amazon (only $14.99) - below, see the image itself in a larger size. I love it, it's from an engraving by John Held Jr. around 1921.


Gimpel Beynish, famous Jewish matchmaker of the Lower East Side in the early 1900s, on t-shirts

One of my recent projects has been to clean up, translate, and publish the daily Yiddish comic strip called "Gimpel Beynish the Matchmaker," which was illustrated by Samuel Zagat. His wife wrote a book about him in which she wrote that he never copyrighted any of his work. You can visit the blog I made for Gimpel, who was an irrepressible, grouchy, incompetent, curious, delightful fellow who was wildly popular on the Bowery back in the day: and there are two books of his comics which I've published.

I cast about for ways to increase Gimpel's fame in the modern era. Maybe t-shirts? Click on either of these pictures to visit the tshirts at "Merch by Amazon," only $14.99...

I'm trying out some Gimpel t-shirts on Amazon. Click to go have a look. Just $14.99 for a fine Jewish t-shirt experience! I'm wondering if I should add his name in Yiddish below the picture. 

Here is the other t-shirt design I'm trying out. Click the picture to go visit the tshirt in several colors. Just $14.99.