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  • Harper's Weekly Some of Thomas Nast's cartoons, such as the 1871 drawing above, have stirred opposition to plans to honor him in New Jersey.

    Cartoonist Draws Ire of N.J. Irish

  • Galena History Museum 'Peace in Union,' by Thomas Nast, depicts the surrender at Appomattox.

    Ulysses S. Grant in Galena

  • Thomas Nast's late c. 1894 and very striking ink-and-pencil caricature of Oregon Sen. Joseph Dolph was drawn on gesso board, allowing Nast to add brilliant white highlights by scratching lines into the surface with a pointed tool.

    Making a Mockery of It All

  • By that I believe she was referring to day trippers or history buffs rather than family members interring loved ones; while most of Woodlawn's residents—among them Herman Melville , Fiorello La Guardia , Duke Ellington , Irving Berlin , Thomas Nast and Miles Davis , to name but a few—haven't been pursuing their careers for a while, the cemetery still buries a thousand bodies a year and cremates an additional 2,100.

    Life Among the Headstones

  • There is Boss Tweed, the corrupt Tammany tiger, and his henchmen, who built Harlem castles in the 1870s with the kickbacks and outright thievery that so inflamed the political cartoonist Thomas Nast.

    The Mecca of Black America

  • Thomas Nast , whose antislavery political cartoons propelled him to notoriety in the 19th century, has ignited another uproar: whether his anti-Irish and -Catholic drawings should disqualify him from the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

    Cartoonist Draws Ire of N.J. Irish

  • Cartoonists, including the great Thomas Nast, had a field day drawing German and Irish immigrants as raucous drunks (you could tell them apart because the Germans had the beer steins and the Irish the whiskey bottles), Italians as Mafiosi and immigrant Jews as peddlers carrying sacks marked "Sabbath desecration."

    Untangling Immigration's Double Helix

  • The "most powerful and influential political cartoonist that America has ever known" is the way historians Eric Foner and John A. Garraty describe Thomas Nast 1840-1902.

    Kate Kelly: The Political Cartoonist Who Introduced Santa

  • In the mid-nineteenth century when Thomas Nast became well-known, the political cartoon had already been a popular feature as social commentary in American newspapers.

    Kate Kelly: The Political Cartoonist Who Introduced Santa

  • Thomas Nast flexing his cross-hatchings more than a century ago as he brought down Boss Tweed.

    THE RIFF: A day after 'Draw Muhammad,' the political cartoon gets a powerful reminder


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