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When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

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Chauncey Olcott

The songwriter with his non-Irish setter

Ernest Ball

The man who co-wrote “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” wrote several other Irish ballads, including "Mother Machree."

Nativism in the Press

An anti-Irish cartoon from the 19th century

Anti-Irish Stereotypes

An 1867 cartoon

Irish Peasants

Poverty and famine forced 1.5 million Irish to immigrate to the America between 1846 and 1855.

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