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immigration and Caricature: Ethnic images from the appel collection

 

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Photo of Welcome to All cartoon  

Welcome to All!
Puck, April 28, 1880

This cartoon reflects the welcome extended to immigrants of the 1880s and the concept of America as a land of refuge.

     
Photo of Castle Garden cartoon  

Castle Garden
Puck, June 4, 1882

Throughout the period of mass immigration, New York City was the principal point of immigrant disembarkation. For 35 years this was at Castle Garden on Manhattan. The prevalence there of various cheats and swindlers was one of principal arguments for the development of Ellis Island in 1892.

Puck
was published in both English- and German-language editions.

     
Photo of The Immigration Question cartoon  

The Immigration Question
Puck, February 15, 1893

The question of who should be allowed to come to America and who should be excluded has persisted throughout the history of American immigration. Caricature was a way of posing this as well as other significant questions of the day.

     
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Extremes Meet
Puck , n.d.

An accompanying editorial argues that middle-class Americans crowded into resort hotels are no better off than the immigrants of the period, crowded into their tenements.

     
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