Thomas Nast (1840-1902)
Published in Harper's Weekly,
October 7, 1871
Wood engraving, 1871
Prints & Photographs
Gift of Ben and Beatrice Goldstein, 1999
Thomas Nast's renowned illustrations in Harper's Weekly
earned him the reputation as the nineteenth century's most influential
political cartoonist. His popular editorial cartoons attacked the
inadequacies of the post-Civil War Reconstruction era and worked
to expose the political corruption of the infamous "Tweed Ring"
in New York City's Tammany Hall.