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“The Anti-Chinese wall” by F. Graetz — A print shows Uncle Sam using “Congressional Mortar” and building blocks carried by ethnic workers to construct a wall with the stones are labeled “Law against Race, Prejudice, Jealousy, Competition, Fear, Anti Low Wages, Non-Reciprocity, [and] Congressional Blunders”. Source: Library of Congress (Public domain, 1882)

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Anti-Chinese illustrations. Source: Library of Congress, (Public domain, dated between 1860-1869, 1870-1880, and 1905, clockwise from top left)
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Anti-Irish illustration. Public domain

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