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Picturing a World

Uncle Sam’s Thanksgiving Dinner

How marvelous to see Asians, African-Americans, a native of the First Nation, and women among those invited to Uncle Sam’s 1869 Thanksgiving Dinner—with universal suffrage as centerpiece! Happy Thanksgiving, everybody.

My thanks to It’s About Time for bringing this image to my attention. For the Library of Congress file on the cartoon, click here. For a sobering essay on how it fits into the 19th C discussion of immigration, click here.
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