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Our Self-Made Cooks


Caption: "Our Self-made 'Cooks'--From Paupers to Potentates."

Source: Puck
Date: January 30, 1884
Artist: Frederick Burr Opper
This cartoon points with irony to the quick transition from a life of destitution in Ireland to that of an uppity servant in an American household.
The small caption in the left panel reads: "They are Evicted in the Old Country." Right panel: "But in America They Do All the Evicting Themselves."