The Mormon Problem Solved

Title

The Mormon Problem Solved

Subject

Anti-Polygamy Cartoons

Description

Cartoon showing Brigham Young with hundreds of children talking to Ulysses S. Grant. Text: "I must submit to your laws - but what shall I do with all these!" Grant replying, "Do as I do - give them offices."
This is a political cartoon with anti-polygamy sentiment and demonstrates uncertainty of the integration of the mormon people into mainstream American society along with clear anti-mormon sentiment. The individuals depicted in this cartoon look fiendish and unnatural, demonstrating many American's perceptions of what the Mormons were like. This cartoon also exaggerates the repercussions of polygamy, as it appears that Young has fathered thousands of children.

Source

Library of Congress

Publisher

Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper

Date

1871

Rights

No known restrictions on publication.

Format

Newspaper Cartoon

Language

English

Files

Mormon Grant.jpg

Collection

Citation

“The Mormon Problem Solved,” Inbetween Peoples, accessed June 24, 2018, http://as205.omeka.net/items/show/163.