Monday, February 2, 2015

The Irish Remedy

This dramatic and chaotic picture was created in 1898 by artist Charles Joseph Staniland. The title, The Irish Remedy - Emigration to America, is an overtly political statement and provides a pointed commentary that is sadly still relevant to this day.

The crowded nature of the image, dominated by  a large ship and masses of people, leaves nobody in doubt as to what the main components of this remedy are.

Source: Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. The Irish Remedy - Emigration To America. New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1898. accessed 20
January, 2015.

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