The collection contains four scrapbooks with pasted-in cartoons of Thomas Nast, which appeared Harpers Weekly. The items in each scrapbook are arranged chronologically.
Thomas Nast is considered to be the single most important political cartoonist in American history. He was born in Germany
in 1840, but was raised in New York City after his father decided the conservative Bavarian government was too oppressive.
Inspired in part by the famous cartoonist John Tenniel, the young Nast sought to have his drawings published in the national
magazines. He made his first sale at the age of 15, and in 1862 he secured a full-time position at the recently-founded Harper's Weekly, where he would spend most of his career.
1.2 linear feet
(4 oversize boxes)
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