Stereotypes even target babies!

"His Natural Inquiry", Puck, Feb. 5, 1902.  Courtesy of New York State Historical Association
“His Natural Inquiry”, Puck, Feb. 5, 1902. Courtesy of New York State Historical Association

Caption:
HIS NATURAL INQUIRY
Papa.-Undt dis leetle pig vent to der market-
Little Ikey.-How mooch did he make?

Cartoons featured in popular periodicals of the twentieth century often depicted stereotypes of immigrants. This one goes so far as to even impose the stereotype of the money-centric, materialistic Jew on a little baby. The cartoon exemplifies the eugenic ideology of the time which claimed certain races had inherent traits.

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