I just bought myself the fifth volume of the comprehensive collection of daily and Sunday "Pogo" comic strips by Walt Kelly. The foreword by Jake Tapper includes this non-Pogo strip Kelly drew in response to the Displaced Persons Act of 1948.
|Cartoon by Walt Kelly (in New York Star?), ca. June, 1948|
Refugees admitted to the United States under this program were also aided by voluntary social service agencies, accredited by the Displaced Person Commission. Most of these agencies were created by religious and ethnic groups, who gave assurances that the admitted refugees would not become “public charges” and that they, the agencies, would help oversee the resettlement of the refugees.In spite of being a nation of immigrants, the U.S. has a long history of citizens convinced that immigration got out of hand once grandpa and grandma had stepped off the boat.
fin de siècle, and quite possibly Judge magazine.
|"Where Is the Blame" by Grant Hamilton in Judge, ca. 1891|
|"The Unrestricted Dumping Ground" by Louis Dalrymple in Judge, ca. 1901 or '02|
|"The High Tide of Immigration" by Louis Dalrymple in Judge, 1903|
|"Put Them Out and Keep Them Out" by Fred Morgan in Philadelphia Inquirer, June, 1919|
|"An Ounce of Mosquito Netting..." by J. "Ding" Darling in New York Tribune, June 6, 1919|
|"Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary..." by Nelson Harding in Brooklyn Daily Eagle, June 8, 1919|
|"The Hook" by Bob Satterfield for Newspaper Enterprise Association, June, 1919|
|"There Is Some Carpenter Work for Us to Do" by Billy Ireland in Columbus Dispatch, June, 1919|
|"Uncle Sam's Thanksgiving Dinner" by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly, November 20, 1869|