Jewish Immigration to America

Her 35th Birthday

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Her 35th Birthday


November 4, 1921


Immigration Restriction
Press, Yiddish


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.


Art Young
Der groyser kundes


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Art Young and Der groyser kundes, “Her 35th Birthday,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed December 9, 2023,
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