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From Five Points to Frank Leslie's Illustrated News

Fiona Deans Halloran

in Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835876
eISBN:
9781469600239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837351_halloran.4
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses Thomas Nast's childhood, education, and his training under Theodore Kauffman, the German American painter. It also discusses Nast's employment with Frank Leslie's Illustrated ... More


Compromise with the South

Fiona Deans Halloran

in Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835876
eISBN:
9781469600239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837351_halloran.7
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Thomas Nast's early professional experiences, combined with his familial and local politics, helped push him from illustration into political cartooning. This chapter highlights Thomas Nast's cartoon ... More


Conflict with Curtis

Fiona Deans Halloran

in Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835876
eISBN:
9781469600239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837351_halloran.13
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes Thomas Nast's conflict with editor George William Curtis and how it destroyed Nast's relationship with the Harper's Weekly and with the Harper family. The fight between Nast ... More


Nast's Weekly and Guayaquil

Fiona Deans Halloran

in Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835876
eISBN:
9781469600239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837351_halloran.15
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This concluding chapter describes Thomas Nast in the aftermath of the election of 1884. Despite Nast's rapprochement with Harper's during the campaign of 1884, the underlying conflict had not been ... More


Travel to Europe and Sallie

Fiona Deans Halloran

in Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835876
eISBN:
9781469600239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837351_halloran.6
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

As Thomas Nast absorbed politics in his neighborhood, at work, and abroad, he also, between 1859 and 1861, embraced adulthood. This chapter discusses how his travel to Europe to study art provided ... More


Redpath and Wealth

Fiona Deans Halloran

in Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835876
eISBN:
9781469600239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837351_halloran.11
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on James Redpath and his role in Thomas Nast's career. When Thomas Nast traveled to London and Cornwall, he visited old friends whom he had not seen since his visit to Europe in ... More


Falling in Love with Grant

Fiona Deans Halloran

in Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835876
eISBN:
9781469600239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837351_halloran.8
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Despite the success of his employment at Harper's Weekly, Thomas Nast continued to experiment with other art forms and other avenues of self-expression. This chapter discusses the political themes ... More


The End of an Era

Fiona Deans Halloran

in Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835876
eISBN:
9781469600239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837351_halloran.14
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Between 1877 and 1884, Thomas Nast's fame and talent began to decline. Nast's final years with Harper's saw two presidential contests, a series of lesser crusades, and episodic conflict over Nast's ... More


Early Work and Training

Fiona Deans Halloran

in Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835876
eISBN:
9781469600239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837351_halloran.5
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses Thomas Nast's early work and training. It describes his employment at Frank Leslie's Illustrated News, which offered Nast income and a position within the thriving center of ... More


The Campaign of 1872

Fiona Deans Halloran

in Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835876
eISBN:
9781469600239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837351_halloran.10
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Between 1871 and 1873, Nast demonstrated the power of his art as his work became much more focused on national politics. This chapter discusses how Thomas Nast became the most famous political ... More


Legacy

Fiona Deans Halloran

in Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835876
eISBN:
9781469600239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837351_halloran.16
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

After Thomas Nast's death, Sallie had nothing left but her home and Nast's collection of drawings, letters, and mementos. Albert Bigelow Paine's financial success in writing Thomas Nast's biography, ... More


Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

Fiona Deans Halloran

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835876
eISBN:
9781469600239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837351_halloran
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Thomas Nast (1840–1902), the founding father of American political cartooning, is perhaps best known for his cartoons portraying political parties as the Democratic donkey and the Republican ... More


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