This cartoon is based on an actual incident when a hotel in the resort area of Saratoga, New York, denied a room to a Jewish tourist. On the editorial page of Harper's Weekly the anti-Semitic practice was condemned. Here, though, the cartoonist makes light of the situation by stereotyping the appearance and speech of the Jewish patron. The First Jews in New York were Sephardic immigrants from Brazil...in 1654 #antisemitism
Lafayette a French Nobleman, came to America and advised General Washington during the American Revolution. With a functioning republic in place in America he took his enthusiasm back to France and became a major leader of the French Revolution.
Adolf in the Looking Glass. Herr Hitler. How frightful I look to-day!. Hitler seems to take pride in his appearance as a soldier, suggesting his desire to lead his country into war; artist: Bernard Partridge. Published in Punch Magazine 5 December 1934.