The cartoon below provides a second interpretation on the political machine that was Tammany Hall. In the image below a sinister figure dressed in Native American garb serves a caricature of a Irish man a plate out of a pot labeled “Public Office Stew.” The Irish made up a significant population in the poor sections of New York and as a group were a frequently depicted and mocked in political cartoons.
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