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The attack on our outer ramparts - first the house of refuge - then the public schools - then - the Constitution!

Author:
Keppler, Joseph Ferdinand, 1838-1894
Date:
1885-04-22
Description:
A hapless army of clergymen assaults a fortress labeled "Non-Sectarian Institution" around a building labeled "House of Refuge" with a battering ram labeled "Freedom of Worship Bill." One bishop is carrying a military standard labeled "In hoc signo vinces" (In this sign you will conquer) that shows a ballot box labeled "Irish Vote." Defending the ramparts are newspaper editors, including Puck. In the middle distance is a building labeled "Public School" and in the background, atop a hill, is a statue labeled "Constitution" that states, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion."
Subject:
Church and state, Theocracy, Clergy, Fortification, Battles, Battering rams, Legislation, Newspaper editors, Standards, Military
Partner:
Theodore Roosevelt Center
Rights:
These images are presented through a cooperative effort between the Library of Congress and Dickinson State University. No known restrictions on publication.
Source:
http://www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org/Research/Digital-Library/Record?libID=o288027
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