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Thomas Nast celebrates Thanksgiving, 1869

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  • Bob Huddleston
    A Thomas Nast cartoon, published in the November 20, 1869 issue of Harper s Weekly, celebrates the ethnic diversity and envisions the political equality of
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      "A Thomas Nast cartoon, published in the November 20, 1869 issue of Harper's
      Weekly, celebrates the ethnic diversity and envisions the political equality
      of citizens of the American republic. Joining the Thanksgiving Day feast of
      hosts Uncle Sam (carving the turkey on the far-right) and Columbia (seated
      on the far-left) are Americans from all over the world: German, Native
      American, French, Arab, British, African, Chinese, Italian, Spanish, and
      Irish. Behind Uncle Sam is a large picture of Castle Garden, the main
      immigrant depot in the United States, with the inviting label reading
      “Welcome.” (Located at the foot of Battery Park in southernmost Manhattan,
      Castle Garden was the primary station for processing immigrants until
      replaced by Ellis Island in 1890.) The cartoon also has the specific aim of
      endorsing ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,
      which was intended to guarantee that federal voting rights could not be
      denied on the basis of race."

      You can see the cartoon and read about it at
      http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/harp/1122.html

      Take care,

      Bob

      Judy and Bob Huddleston
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