The Tables Turned. You Sabe Him? Kealney Must Go! [caption title]. CHINESE IMMIGRATION.

The Tables Turned. You Sabe Him? Kealney Must Go! [caption title].

Publisher: [San Francisco:] Publ. by I. N. Choynski, Antiquarian, [1877].
Edition: First edition.
Condition: Margins a little smudged; very good copy.
Book ID: 27860

Description

Tinted lithograph, 27.5 x 35.5 cm.

Comments

A satirical cartoon depicting the ironic situation of Denis Kearney (1847-1907), who agitated for the expulsion of Chinese immigrants. He was famous for his speeches in which he repeated "the Chinese must go!" In 1877 he found himself in jail for inciting violence and here a cartoonist shows a group of five Chinese men outside his jail cell, taunting Kearney as he stands behind bars in stripped prison garb and a ball and chain attached to his ankle. I.N. Choynski was an antiquarian bookseller in downtown San Francisco.

Price: $225.00

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