The story behind the “Help Wanted – No Irish Need Apply” is told on this blog post. Read about it here. >
During the years of heavy Irish immigration (1845 – 1852) over a million people left Ireland due to the Irish Potato Famine. Many of those refugees were desperately poor and faced discrimination. As well as, there was strong anti-Irish sentiment and many negative Irish stereotypes. Those with Irish accents or names were barred from housing and employment opportunities. The United States is a nation of immigrants, and the shunning of immigrants continues. Our wish is that we can remember, like our own ancestors, the needs, the hopes and dreams of these new immigrants are the same.
Medium: Carbon pigment print on Hahnemuhle fine art photography paper. All photographs include information about the print and a signature from Nancy Hendrickson.
This fine art photograph is 8.5×11″ with a 5×5″ square image and NO MATTE.
The 13×19″ with a 10×10″ square image, also with NO MATTE – SOLD OUT.