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From the Collection of Roland Marchand

The one unmixable element in the national pot was the Irish. A female U.S. figure, ("Uncle Samantha"?) stirs various stereotypes of different nationalities into the American melting pot, in "The Mortar of Assimilation," 1889. Cartoon. Duplicate of IM-F-42.


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Puck, June 26, 1889. In Bernard A. Weisberger, The American Heritage History of the American People, 1971, p. 175. 8.12.5

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