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This postcard produced by the Arthur Livingston of New York (active1897-1907). It uses racist stereotypes, Punch Magazine often portrayed the Irish as monkeys or simianized. These cards lampoon the St Patrick's Day Parade and the figures have a distinct "monkey" features. The book "Making the Irish American : history and heritage of the Irish in the US" pg 373 talks specifically about Livingston penny postcards and puts them in the context of 19th century prejudice against the Irish.
The following cards are produced by the Arthur Livingston Co of New York who was active from 1897-1907. They're working on racist stereotypes of the Irish - Punch Magazine from England often portrayed the Irish as monkeys - or simianized. The issue of Irish comic and racist caricature especially in the United States and England has been the subject of much research.
The patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick (389?-461) was born near the west coast of Britain, the son of a Roman civil servant. At age sixteen Patrick was carried off by Irish raiders and sold as a slave in Ireland, where he worked as a shepherd for six years. During this time he became very …
April 1916, A British armoured car in Bachelor's Walk, Dublin, The Irish rebellion began on Easter Monday 24th April 1916 when the Irish rebels attempted to gain control of public buildings in Dublin, but they were doomed to failure (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)