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 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 outstanding Nast crusade, and possibly the only most sensible recorded this day, used to be directed opposed to long island 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 obtained 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. in the course of the Civil battle, Lincoln known as Nast his “best recruiting sergeant,” and after the struggle supply, then a basic, wrote that Nast had performed as “much as anyone guy to maintain the Union and produce the conflict to an end.” all through his profession 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 continues to be general this present day. It was once Nast who popularized the fashionable techniques 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 a hundred and fifty examples of Nast’s paintings, Thomas Nast: Political Cartoonist recreates the existence and trend of creative improvement of the guy who made the political caricature a revered and robust journalistic form.
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