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immigration and Caricature: Ethnic images from the appel collection

 

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Photo of Melting Pot text panel    
     
Photo of Uncle Sam magazine cover  

Uncle Sam is a Man of Strong Features
Judge, November 26, 1808

Uncle Sam as the New American, an amalgamation of the many ethnic groups that make up our society.

     
The Salons of New York

Life, January 5, 1893 (Dutch); n.d. (Irish); December 22, 1892 (Jews); January 26, 1893 (African Americans)
These scenes depict the old Dutch, newly arrived Irish and Jewish, and African American middle classes. As American ethnic groups achieved middle class respectability, there was a tendency to disassociate themselves from their poorer and "disreputable" countrymen, yet they were still not accepted by established High Society. The Dutch, who had arrived in the Colonial Period, provided the model of the refined and genteel life.
Photo of The Salons of New York magazine page  

The Salons of New York at Mrs. Howard Van Topping's.

     
Photo of The Salons of New York magazine page  

The Salon's of New York at Mrs. Pinkney Johnson's.

     
Photo of The Salons of New York magazine page  

The Salons of New York at Mrs. Nathan Diamondstein's.

     
Photo of The Salons of New York magazine page  

The Salons of New York at Mrs. Assistant Dock Commissioner O'Hara's

     
Photo of Looking Backward cartoon  

Looking Backward
Puck, January 11, 1893

Artist Joseph Keppler satirizes those immigrants and their descendants who have made it in America but would deny new immigrants the same opportunity.

     
Photo of It's Not Your Nationality Song Sheet  

Popular music lyrics and their graphic covers also reflect the changing attitude regarding immigrant and ethnic groups in America.

     
Photo of We Americans Song Sheet   Photo of That International Rag Song Sheet
     
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