Thomas Nast, Political Cartoonist (Friends Fund Publication)

If it's precise that the pen is mightier than the sword and that one photograph is worthy one thousand phrases, Thomas Nast needs to definitely rank as some of the most influential personalities in nineteenth-century American heritage. His pen, dipped in satire, aroused an apathetic, disinterested, and uninformed public to indignation and motion greater than as soon as. the main extraordinary Nast crusade, and possibly the single top recorded this present day, was once directed opposed to ny City’s Tammany corridor and its boss, William Marcy Tweed. Boss Tweed and his ring so feared the ability of Nast and his drawings that they as soon as provided him a bribe of $500,000.

Six presidents of the us got and gratefully accredited Nast’s help in the course of their candidacies and administrations. of those, Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses supply, credited Nast with greater than mere help. through the Civil battle, Lincoln referred to as Nast his “best recruiting sergeant,” and after the struggle supply, then a normal, wrote that Nast had performed as “much as anyone guy to maintain the Union and convey the battle to an end.” all through his occupation the cartoonist remained an ardent champion of provide who, after his election in 1868, attributed his victory to “the sword of Sheridan and the pencil of Thomas Nast.”

Nast’s paintings remains to be ordinary this present day. It used to be Nast who popularized the trendy thoughts of Santa Claus and Uncle Sam and who created such symbols because the Democratic donkey, the Republican elephant, and the Tammany tiger.

With greater than one hundred fifty examples of Nast’s paintings, Thomas Nast: Political Cartoonist recreates the lifestyles and development of creative improvement of the guy who made the political caricature a revered and robust journalistic form.

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A few drawings nonetheless handled the Tweed Ring, yet Nast's significant curiosity in 1872 used to be Grant's bid for re-election as President. This crusade used to be Nast's maximum within the position of President-maker. furnish consistently remained, in Nast's eyes, the sincere soldier—the savior of the Union. I n a similar huge degree that he commemorated furnish, Nast fully despised all the General's detractors. "As quickly Doubt Christ as to Doubt Grant," appeared to Nast an affordable slogan. however, rumors of cor­ ruption in Washington have been speedily being con­ firmed by means of truth.

But, he used to be by no means a deep stu­ dent of government—an asset in that he continually stored the outlook of his readers. via very important accident for Nast's later profession, the Democrat's first absolutely attended nationwide conference on the grounds that 1860 was once held in the summertime of 1868 at Tammany Hall's new headquarters in uptown ny. those luxurious amenities were equipped on the advice of the Grand Sachem of Tammany, William Marcy Tweed. The a few­ what reluctant Democratic candidate Horatio Seymour, six instances governor of recent York, used to be backed via Tammany's controlling clique.

37, 39, forty-one, forty two, forty four, forty five, forty six) ; 17 (Nos. forty, fifty one, fifty nine, fifty six, forty six, fifty six, 60, forty two, forty three, forty four) ; 18 (Nos. forty five, forty six) ; 19 (No. forty seven) ; 20 (Nos. forty eight, forty nine, fifty six, 50, fifty two, fifty three, fifty four) ; 21 (Nos. fifty five, 29, . fifty seven, fifty eight, 60, fifty nine, sixty one, 146); 22 (Nos. forty six, sixty two, sixty three, sixty four, forty-one, fifty two, 32, forty seven) ; 24 (Nos. sixty five, sixty six, 24, sixty seven) ; 25 (Nos. sixty eight, seventy three, seventy four, seventy five, seventy six, 7 eight ) ; 26 (Nos. seventy nine, eighty one, eighty two, eight three ) ; 27 (Nos. 84-97); 28 (Nos. 98-103); 29 (Nos. 104-112); 32 (Nos. 114-118) ; 33 (Nos. 119, one hundred twenty, 106, 121, 122, 123, 87); 34 (Nos. 124-131); 35 (Nos. 132, 133, 134) ; 36 (No. one hundred thirty five) ; 37 (Nos.

Below the Thumb (June 10, 1871) Weekly) 39. The "Brains" (Oct. 21, 1863) forty. "Gross Irregularity no longer 'Fraudulent'" (March four, forty-one. Shadows of imminent occasions (Jan. 22, 1870) (Ibid. ) public (May 25, Weekly, Sept. (Except the place indicated, all of the (Jan. three, last eleven. The conflict within the Border States (Jan. 17, 1863) 12. the results of War—Virginia in 1863 thirteen. The conflict of Fredericksburg (Dec. 27, 14. Thanksgiving-Day, November 26, 1863 (Nov. 26, 1863) 1862) sixteen. Election-Day, eighth November (Nov. 12, 17.

135-140) ; photograph (No. 118) Bland-Allison Act, 32 Bloody blouse, 23, 27, 28, 31, 34, 37 "Bonny Blue Flag, The," 25 Boss rule, foundation of, 15-16 Bowen, Croswell, 17 Brady, Mathew, nine Brother Jonathan, three Brown, Gratz, 25; (Nos. seventy five, seventy six, seventy seven) Brown, John, three Bryant, William Cullen, 18, 31; (No. 20) Bryce, Lord James, 17, 34 Buonamico, Cristofani, 2 Burchard, Rev. Samuel, 20 Burlingame Treaty, 32 Burton's Theatre, 1 Butler, normal Ben, 6, 10; eleven (No. 2 6 ) ; (No. ninety four) ; (No. 128) ; picture (No. 126) Caesar, Julius, 21 Caesarism, 3rd time period for furnish, 27, 33 Calhoun, John C , (No.

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