White immigration and Oriental exclusion

   

SASI number: 

2016.012.001 

Title: 

White immigration and Oriental exclusion. 

Date: 

24 Aug. 1907. 

Description: 

1 newspaper clipping from B.C. Saturday Sunset newspaper. The clipping is of a political cartoon that shows two gates side by side. The gate on the left is open and has a sign above that reads, "WHITE IMMIGRATION." Beyond the gate is an organized crowd of people waiting to enter. The gate on the right is closed and has text on it that reads, "BC. IMMIGRATION / POLICY." A sign above the gate reads, "ORIENTAL EXCLUSION." There is woman wearing a dress with a union jack symbol on the skirt. There is a very large volume of people squished in line for this gate. A person at the front of the line is has one leg through a space in the gate. 

The cartoon has a caption on the bottom that reads, "THE SAME ACT WHICH EXCLUDES ORIENTALS SHOULD OPEN WIDE THE PORTALS OF BRITISH COLUM- / BIA TO WHITE IMMIGRATION." 

Creator/Source: 

M. H. Hawkins (artist).
The B.C. Saturday Sunset newspaper Vol. 1 No. 11. 

General Material Designation: 

Textual records. 

Dimensions: 

1 newspaper clipping : b&w ; 300 ppi. 

Repository: 

SFU Digitized Newspapers Library. 

Identifier number: 

N/A 

URL: 

http://newspapers.lib.sfu.ca/bcss-46/bc-saturday-sunset 

Rights: 

Some rights reserved. 

Subjects: 

Xenophobia-Political aspects. 

Voting rights-British Columbia. 

Political cartoons-1900-1910.
British Columbia-Emigration and immigration-Political aspects.