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IMMIGRATION CARTOON, 1871. The Modern Ark

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IMMIGRATION CARTOON, 1871. The Modern Ark

IMMIGRATION CARTOON, 1871.
The Modern Ark. Immigrants from all over the word take refuge in the ark of the United States. American cartoon by E.S. Bisbee, 1871

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IMMIGRATION CARTOON, 1871 - The Modern Ark

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. This print captures a powerful political cartoon from 1871 titled "The Modern Ark". Created by American cartoonist E. S. Bisbee, it vividly portrays the concept of immigration in the United States during that era. In this thought-provoking illustration, immigrants from all corners of the world seek refuge within the metaphorical ark of America. The artist skillfully depicts individuals representing various nationalities such as African, Chinese, French, Irish, Russian and Turkish descent. They are shown seeking solace and hope for a better life on American shores. "The Modern Ark" serves as a testament to America's historical role as a beacon of freedom and opportunity for those fleeing persecution or seeking new beginnings. It highlights how diverse cultures coexist within this melting pot nation. The cartoon subtly touches upon themes like equal rights and religious diversity by including symbols associated with Christianity and Judaism among others. Through its pro-immigration stance, it challenges societal norms prevalent at that time. This remarkable piece not only reflects the late 19th-century sentiments towards immigration but also prompts us to reflect on our own attitudes towards newcomers today. It reminds us that embracing diversity has been an integral part of America's identity since its inception. As we gaze upon this historic artwork captured in stunning detail through Granger Art on Demand, let us remember that unity amidst diversity is what makes our society stronger and more vibrant than ever before.

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