I didn't know for many years how the Irish were depicted in old drawings and cartoons, until I saw an exhibit about immigrants at a library. Gave me pause to think, indeed, as did reading Thomas Gallagher's book Paddy's Lament: Ireland 1846-47: Prelude to Hatredhttp://www.amazon.com/Paddys-Lament-.../dp/0156707004
In "Blind Man's Bluff", the laughing bearded fellow is probably meant to be Jewish, the one in the right foreground is perhaps from Russia, given his fur cap, the fellow in the right background is likely an Irishman, and the pick-pocket-- perhaps an Englishman?!
Class and "foreign-looking", both, I think.
--------------- Von Konigswald: Jack the Ripper plays shuffleboard. -- Happy Birthday, Wanda June by Kurt Vonnegut, c.1970.
I wonder if there is a dominant kidney? Everything else I have two of has a dominant. I wonder if one is just kicking back and the other one is burning all out to pick up the slack? Way to go dominant kidney.
The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.