NAST: STATE AID CARTOON. The American River Ganges': one of Thomas Nasts vitriolic
NAST: STATE AID CARTOON.
The American River Ganges': one of Thomas Nast's vitriolic cartoon comments, 1871, on the question of state aid to parochial schools, in which members of the New York City Tweed Ring are shown looking on as Roman Catholic bishops in the guise of crocodiles prepare to attack the public school system
International Law - The Better Way
International Law - The Better Way by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly, 14th November 1874. A boat called The Arbitrator carrying the flag of truce lands in Geneva. Two female allegorical figures, Peace (dove and olive branch) and Justice (sword and scales), get ready to disembark and are greeted by European dignitaries, including the figure of John Bull, under an arch emblazoned Welcome Peace Through Arbitration. The cartoon is captioned with a quote by Ulysses S Grant, "The Nations are fast becoming so Civilised as to feel that there is a Better Way to settle their difficulties than by fighting." Date: 1874
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CARTOON: BANK PANIC, 1873. The Long and Short of it is a General Bust up in the Street
CARTOON: BANK PANIC, 1873.
The "Long" and "Short" of it is a General "Bust" up in the Street. Cartoon comment on Wall Street's Black Friday, 19 September 1873, caused by the bankruptcy of government bond agent Jay Cooke & Company, backer of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Cartoon by Thomas Nast, 1873