Hold: Re-Elect James D. Phelan
- Alternate Title:
- Hold: Re-Elect James D. Phelan U.S. Senator And let him finish the work he now has under way to stop the Silent Invasion.
- Hold: Re-Elect James D. Phelan
- Persuasive Maps: PJ Mode Collection
- Sweeney, Dan
- Other Creators:
- Wehr, Henry C.
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- 1920 - 1939
Politics & Government
- 35 x 22 (centimeters, height x width)
- This poster supports the reelection of Senator James D. Phelan, a political and civic figure who was an important force in the anti-immigrant, Japanese exclusion movement. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1914, and his reelection campaign in 1920 was focused on preventing what this poster called the "Silent Invasion." It shows a claw-like Japanese hand (with the Imperial chrysanthemum emblem) grasping for California - and stopped by the hand of Uncle Sam from the East (presumably Washington). Phelan lost his reelection campaign, but continued to be active in the exclusion movement and played a role in the adoption of the federal Immigration Act of 1924, which prohibited Japanese immigration.
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