Jewish Immigration to America

Her 35th Birthday

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Title

Her 35th Birthday

Date

November 4, 1921

Subject

Immigration Restriction
Press, Yiddish

Description

Leaning toward a distant ship marked “Three percent” (a reference to the immigration quota), the Statue of Liberty says, “So few people are coming to greet me on my birthday.” The statue had been raised 35 years earlier that same week.

Illustrated by Art Young, a well-known cartoonist who worked for The Masses and The Liberator, among other left wing magazines, Young was the only gentile cartoonist to work for Der groyser kundes, which hired him after he was blackballed in the wake of his trial for sedition for opposing U.S. entry into WWI.

Creator

Art Young
Der groyser kundes

Source

YIVO Library

Publisher

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Format

JPEG

Language

Yiddish

Type

Cartoon

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Citation

Art Young and Der groyser kundes, “Her 35th Birthday,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed July 27, 2021, https://immigrationusa.yivo.org/items/show/6360.
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