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I've been browsing images of political cartoons from the 1880s in the Library of Congress, and I came across this one.

I thought you all might find it interesting too.

Illustration for article titled Draw your own conclusions. . .
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I don't know all the political specifics about the fear of Catholic influence (specifically anti-Irish sentiment) in this particular cartoon from Puck, but I find it fascinating in how it it could probably be printed with very few changes in a completely different context today. (In case you were wondering about the general editorial stance of the magazine, Wikipedia has a bit on Puck.)

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