The hidden image (under the paper cage)
Shows the Yellow Peril of the time. Inside is a print of Thomas and his wife Tillie. In the background is part of a poster ‘Hip! Hurrah! Chinese Excluded’ with the text repeating, a popular cause for the Chinese Exclusion Act.
Poster reference: Hip! Hurrah! Chinese Excluded by order of Democratic County Central Committee, published by Frandzen, Bumgardner & Co., Steam Printers, 1882.