If it really is actual that the pen is mightier than the sword and that one photograph is worthy 1000 phrases, Thomas Nast needs to definitely rank as some of the most influential personalities in nineteenth-century American background. His pen, dipped in satire, aroused an apathetic, disinterested, and uninformed public to indignation and motion greater than as soon as. the main awesome Nast crusade, and doubtless the single most sensible 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 USA got and gratefully authorised Nast’s help in the course of their candidacies and administrations. of those, Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses furnish, credited Nast with greater than mere aid. throughout the Civil battle, Lincoln known as Nast his “best recruiting sergeant,” and after the battle provide, then a basic, wrote that Nast had performed as “much as anyone guy to maintain the Union and convey the conflict 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 common this day. It used to be Nast who popularized the fashionable innovations 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 existence and development of inventive improvement of the guy who made the political comic strip a revered and robust journalistic form.
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2 1 ) ; 27 (No. eight nine ) ; fox, (No. 22) ; tiger, 22, 28, 29, 34 ; 29 (Nos. 104, 106-109) ; 33 (No. a hundred and twenty, 106) ; (No. 132) ; wolf, 29 (No. 105); (No. one zero one) Democrats, eight, 20, 23, 31, 33, 34, 37 Democrats, conflict, 7 Dickens, Charles, three Disraeli, Benjamin, (No. 116) Donkey, see Democratic celebration symbols Doyle, John, 2 Doyle, Richard, 2 Early, basic Jubal, eight Ecquador, 39 Edwards, omit Sarah (Mrs. Thomas Nast), four, thirteen Electioneering, cartoons utilized in, 2 Elections, see presidential elections Elephant, see Republican get together symbols Engraving, five, 35 "Erin pass Brach," 25 Eytinge, Sol, 2 Farewell handle, 32 Fish, Hamilton, 25, 28; eleven (No. 27) Florence, Italy, four Florida, 32 woodland, Nathan Bedford, (No. 33) citadel Moultrie, 6 castle Sumter, five Fourteenth modification, 14 Fox, see Democratic social gathering symbols Frank Leslie's Illustrated Weekly information paper, 2, 24, 39 Franklin, Benjamin, 2 Franklin sq., 34 Fredericksburg, conflict of, 7 unfastened coinage of silver, see inflation 44 Galena, Ohio, 12 Garfield, President James A. , 23, 33, 34, 35; (Nos. 87, one hundred thirty) Garfield's management, 34-35 Garibaldi, Giuseppe, three Genoa, Italy, three, four George I I I , 32 (No. one hundred fifteen) Germany, four, 39 Gerry, Elbridge, 2 Gerrymander, 2 (No. 6) "Gilded Age," 28 Gilliam, Barnhard, starts off pass judgement on, 31, 37 Gillray, James, 2 Grand Sachem of Tammany, thirteen, 15, 20 provide, common Ulysses Simpson, reviews on Nast's contribution to Union victory, eight; Nast is helping nominate for President in 1868, thirteen; attributes victory to Nast, 14; nine, 10, 24, 25, 26, 27, 33, 36; 10 (No. 20) ; eleven (No. ninety four) ; 12 (No. three 2 ) ; thirteen (No. 34) ; 27 (Nos. sixty five, 86, 89, ninety four, nine 7 ) ; picture (No. 86) furnish, scandals whereas in workplace, 22, 23, 26, 27, 29, 34 supply, 3rd time period (Caesarism), 27-28, 33 supply, Ulysses Simpson, Jr. , 35 furnish and Ward corporation, 36 Greeley, Horace, description of, 24; and Nast, 25; 10, 18, 22, 25, 26, 31, 36, 37, forty; 10 (No. 20) ; 12 (No. 32) ; 24 (No. sixty six) ; 25 (Nos. sixty eight, sixty nine, 70, seventy one, seventy two, seventy three, seventy four, seventy five, seventy six, seventy seven, 7 eight ) ; (Nos. forty six, sixty two, sixty three, sixty five) ; picture (No. sixty six) Greeley, Mrs. , 25 eco-friendly, A . H . , 21 dollar social gathering, 22 Gropper, William, forty-one Guayaquil, Ecquador, 39 Half-Breed Republicans, 34, 35 corridor, A . Oakey, and Lincoln's candidacy, 1864, 7; elected Mayor of latest York, thirteen; position in Tweed Ring as Mayor, 16-17; favourite objective for Nast, 17; 10, 15, sixteen, 19, 20, 22, 28, forty; sixteen (Nos. forty, 37, 39, forty two, forty four, forty five, four 6 ) ; 17 (Nos. forty, forty-one, fifty one, fifty nine, fifty six, forty six, 60) ; 18 (No. forty five) ; 19 (No. forty seven) ; 20 (Nos. forty nine, fifty six, 50, fifty two, five four ) ; 21 (Nos. 60, five nine ) ; 22 (Nos. forty-one, fifty two, four 7 ) ; 25 (No. seventy four) ; 27 (No. 87) ; (Nos. forty eight, fifty five, sixty one, seventy three, seventy eight) Hancock, Winfield Scott, 23; 34 (Nos. 124129) Harper, Fletcher, helps Nast opposed to Harper's editors, 12, 17-18, 25, 30, 31, 35 Harper, John W. , Jr. , 35 Harper brothers, 35 Harper Brothers corporation, 17, 18 Harper's Weekly, three, four, five, 6, 7, eight, nine, 10, 12, thirteen, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 38, 39 Harvard, sixteen Hayes, Rutherford B. , nominated for Presi dent with Nast's blessing, 28; crusade of 1876, 28-29; praises Nast's position in successful the election, 29; Nast breaks with, 32-33 ; 30; 31; 28 (No.