Gun Powder

Title

Gun Powder

Subject

19th Century, Discrimination

Description

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.

Creator

Harper's Weekly

Publisher

Harper's Weekly

Date

approx. 1860-1870

Rights

"Gun Powder." Harper's Weekly. Accessed at http://chnm.gmu.edu/exploring/19thcentury/alienmenace/assignment.php.

Format

Political Cartoon

Coverage

approx. 1860-1870

Original Format

Political Cartoon in Magazine

Files

Gun Powder Political Cartoon.jpg

Collection

Citation

Harper's Weekly, “Gun Powder ,” Inbetween Peoples, accessed September 24, 2020, https://as205.omeka.net/items/show/164.