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 due to the Irish Potato Famine. Many of those refugees were desperately poor and faced discrimination. 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. My 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 unmatted fine art photograph is 8.5×11″ with a 5×5″ square image.
Or the larger unmatted fine art photograph is 13×19″ with a 10×10″ square image.