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Protecting the American Home

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Title

Protecting the American Home

Subject

Emigration and immigration--United States
Cholera--United States

Description

Ink drawing published in Chicago Inter-Ocean. In 1892 a cholera epidemic raged in Europe, making some of the ships arriving in the United States a public health hazard. Republican president Benjamin Harrison approved a quarantine of several ships that arrived in New York carrying the disease, and in this cartoon from early in his career, Young depicts Harrison as a heroic figure, holding the ships at bay. This cartoon was published during an election year while Young was still “a Republican employed by a Republican paper;” he would rarely present any person in power so uncritically in his later years. Young does, however, attack the steamship companies for their greed, foreshadowing some of his later views.

Creator

Young, Art, 1866-1943

Source

From the collection of Anthony J. Mourek

Publisher

Loyola University Chicago Archives & Special Collections

Date

c. 1892

Format

jpg

Language

English

Type

Political cartoon

Identifier

2010.01614

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Original Format

Political cartoon

Physical Dimensions

26 x 19 in.