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The Chinese Question.

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The Chinese Question.
Nast, Thomas (1840-1902) (Artist)

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection


Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1871
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC IMM
Emigration & immigration
Immigrants -- Chinese -- United States
Alien laborers -- Chinese -- United States
Riots -- United States -- 1870-1879
Columbia (Symbolic character)
Emigration & immigration -- Chinese -- United States
Content: Printed on image (in part): "Coolie, slave, pauper and rat-eater" "The Chinese question. 'The Chinaman works cheap because he is a barbarian and seeks gratification of only the lowest, the most inevitable wants' Wendell Phillips" "Crimes and drunkeness. Riots by pure white strikers." Printed on border: "Columbia. 'Hands off, gentlemen! America means fair play for all men.'" Written on mount: "Feb. 18, 1871."
Source identifier: HW (Hades Legacy Identifier / Struc ID)
Type of Resource
Still image
Dynix: 1993384
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17514010
Barcode: 33333159459789
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0ff32820-c554-012f-579d-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1840: Creator Born
  • 1871: Issued
  • 1902: Creator Died
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The Chinese Question." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1871. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-37cc-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The Chinese Question." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 25, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-37cc-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1871). The Chinese Question. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-37cc-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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The Chinese Question.