We know very little about the emigration from Cieszyn Silesia to the United States of America in the second half of the 19th century. One source of information concerning the history of emigration is the press. The most important Polish newspaper in Cieszyn Silesia was Gwiazdka Cieszyńska (literally: The Cieszyn Star). Examination of issues of Gwiazdka Cieszyńska from 1851 to 1887 (the period when Paweł Stalmach was the editor-in-chief) provides some information about the emigration from Cieszyn Silesia to the United States of America. Additionally, it reveals how the newspaper created an image of the United States of America aimed at discouraging their readers from emigrating to this country.