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Gun Powder Political Cartoon.jpg
This political cartoon illustrates society's perception of the Irish's racial inferiority. A menacing, simian-featured monster, this was the pervading image of “Paddy” during the early/mid nineteenth century.

Irish Celebrate St. Patrick's Day, 1867.jpg
These two political cartoons depict the chaos, violence, and unruliness associated with the Irish during the St. Patrick's Day celebrations. They are best viewed in contrast to later images and articles about the St. Patrick's Day celebrations in…

St. Patrick's Day Parade 1913.jpg
This photograph shows the grand stand at the 1913 New York St. Patrick's Day Parade. It illustrates a collection of men -- the bishop, military, police, and respectable gentlemen; a display of American and Irish flags. Depicts the growing…

This series of talks from George Washington Plunkitt about his time at Tammany Hall and politics illustrates the growing power of the Irish in politics and society. Plunkitt is an example of an Irish political boss. His talks provide an example of…

St. Patrick's Day, NY Daily Tribune.pdf
This article discusses the 1872 St. Patrick's Day Parade in a subdued tone illustrating the relative containment of this celebration to the Irish community. The parade takes place on relatively small level and no important politicians attended. It…

Tribute to Ireland, NY Daily Tribune.pdf
This article discuss President Theodore Roosevelt's visit to the annual Friendly Sons of St. Patrick's dinner on St. Patrick's Day where he paid tribute to the "Sons of Erin." It illustrates the changing perception and place of the Irish in society.…

Jovial Sons of Erin, NY Tribune.pdf
This article is about the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick's annual St. Patrick's Day dinner. It illustrates the changing perception towards the Irish in the early 20th Century. Located in a national paper on the front page, the story about the dinner…

Harper's Weekly 1871.jpg
This political cartoon illustrates the fear and discrimination directed towards the Irish during the mid/late 19th century. The Irish's Catholicism incited some of the worst critique as demonstrated by the bishops drawn like alligators targeting the…

New Tribune 1906 1.pdf
This article illustrates the changing perception of the Irish in New York and the beginnings of the Irish-American identity during the early twentieth century. The location of the article on the front page, the celebratory language of the article,…
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