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

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection


Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1871
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: 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
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1840: Creator Born
  • 1871: Issued
  • 1902: Creator Died
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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 August 26, 2019. 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.