Anti-Catholic Cartoon of the Week, 1928

This poster was issued during the 1928 presidential campaign, when New York Governor Alfred E. Smith ran on the Democratic ticket. Seen here in support of him are the corrupt urban political machines (represented by the Tammany Tiger), the Roman Catholic Church, and those wanting to repeal Prohibition (called the “Wet Crowd”). Historians agree that anti-Catholicism played a significant role in the election, which Republican Herbert Hoover won. Smith’s defeat was called by the Jesuit poet Leonard Feeney ” the night of sixteen million tragedies.”

Anti-Catholic Cartoon of the Week: "Erin Go Unum"
Catholics in Public Service: Senator Francis Kernan, New York (1816-1892)
Franciscans Found New York City's First Italian Parish, 1866
Anti-Catholic Cartoon of the Week
About Pat McNamara