Anti-Catholic Cartoons

Cartoon-Rum and Romanism, 1928

Cartoon, "Rum and Romanism," 1928, Anti-Catholic Literature Collection, box 1, folder 6.

Cartoon--Breaking Home Ties, 1928

 

Cartoon--"If Al Were President"

Anti-Catholic cartoons created in the wake of the Al Smith Democratic candidacy for President in 1928.  Smith was the first Catholic to run on the ticket of a major party in the U.S.  He experienced massive opposition and discrimination on the part of non Catholics during his candidacy.

Site on Anti-Catholicism in the U.S.:

http://americanhistory.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199329175.001.0001/acrefore-9780199329175-e-316

 

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