Ca. 1870s. Caricature showing a crowd of Chinese Americans in San Francisco mocking Dennis Kearney, anti-Chinese propagandist, who is shown behind bars in prison uniform to right.
Kearney had been jailed for inciting a riot.
Workingmen's Party of California leader Dennis Kearney (1847 - 1907) was one of the proponents of the anti Chinese campaign in the state, blaming Chinese immigrants for low wages and job scarcity. He originated the slogan "The Chinese must go". Lithograph printed in two tones (tan & black), 13 3/4 x 10 3/4". Very slight soil line at edge with some small foxing well outside the near line. OCLC: 122571318 (1 copy) at Stanford University. This plate is often found black & white, but this issue is more uncommon. Very good overall. Item #25457