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Posted By: ard mhacha
13-Mar-02 - 02:10 PM
Thread Name: BS: St Patrick`s Day Cards
Subject: St Patrick`s Day Cards
What is the reasoning behind the ape-like features of the Leprechauns on all US St Patrick`s Day Cards. Is this a throw-back to the 19th Century Punch Cartoons which portrayed Irishmen in like manner. We don`t see it in Cards here in Ireland.