Uncle Sam's youngest son
Original Author: Sarony & Co., lithographer
Created: ca. 1854
Medium: Lithograph

Uncle Sam’s youngest son, Citizen Know Nothing

This lithograph, created about 1854 for the Know Nothing party—a political movement in the 1850s that opposed the influence of immigrants, particularly Roman Catholics, in the political arena—depicts the party's ideal of an American citizen as a well-dressed, white male. An American flag and an eagle frame the image of "Citizen Know Nothing," a figure that appeared in other contemporary nativist prints.