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Fun From the Flowery Land

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Title

Fun From the Flowery Land

Description

One consistent and unfortunate element of human comedy is the tendency to use people unlike oneself to serve as the butt of a joke. The “not like me” approach was widely used by McLoughlin Brothers to sell comic picture books for children. In May of 1882, the Chinese Exclusion Act, the first significant law restricting immigration to the United States, was enacted. In the fall of that year, McLoughlin released Fun from the Flowery Land, a picture book full of negative stereotypes about Chinese people and illustrated by images the firm called “amusing” but that now are considered to be offensive.
The gift of Herbert H. Hosmer, 1978

Source

Henry L. Stephens. Fun from the Flowery Land. New York: McLoughlin Brothers, ca. 1882

Publisher

McLoughlin Brothers

Date

1882

Contributor

Stephens, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1824-1882

Identifier

BIB 221284

Catalog no. 95

Citation

“Fun From the Flowery Land,” Radiant With Color, accessed February 23, 2019, http://americanantiquarian.org/radiantwithcolor/items/show/23.