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1850 Census Cartoon - “Filling Up the Census Paper”

A cartoon featured in the July 1851 Harper's New Monthly Magazine.  In the cartoon “Filling Up the Census Paper”, a husband and wife are depicted in their home.  The woman reviews the responses her husband has provided for a Census questionnaire.  The caption reads "Upon my word, Mr. Peewitt! Is this the way you fill up your census paper? So you call yourself the 'head of the family' - do you - and me a female."


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