Uncle Sam’s Lodging House

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Uncle Sam’s Lodging House

June 7, 1882

Joseph Ferdinand Keppler


Balch Institute Broadsides (Collection 3213)

Typical for the time, this cartoon from Puck magazine depicts the Irish immigrant as both biologically and culturally different, with exaggerated facial features and a taste for disorder. Also note the portrayal of the Chinese immigrant to his left and the “Negro” above him.