established Nast's Weekly, which lasted less than six months. 24 In general, his political cartoons supported American Indians and Chinese Americans. 49 Instead, they became Mugwumps by supporting the Democratic candidate, Grover Cleveland, whose platform of civil service reform appealed to them. National History Day Project about Thomas Nast Elections as covered by Harper's Weekly ; news, editorials, cartoons (many by Nast) More work by Thomas Nast Nast cartoons focused on Chinese Exclusion. News World Report, February 28, 2008. Omnibus Bill of 1850. Respect of Fear, nast depicts New York corruption where Tammany and Boss Tweed uses fear to gain respect. Non Importation Act, newspapers and speakers especially condemned the "land embargo" the cutting-off trade with Canada.
7 He contributed cartoons in various publications, notably the Illustrated American, but was unable to regain his earlier popularity. In this his last national political campaign, Nast had, in fact, 'made a president'." 50 Nast's tenure at Harper's Weekly ended with his Christmas illustration of December 1886. His father joined the family several years later. He left the New York Illustrated News to work again, briefly, for Frank Leslie's Illustrated News. McClellan, who positioned himself as the "peace candidate Harper's Weekly published Nast's cartoon "Compromise with the South Dedicated to the Chicago Convention which criticized McClellan's peace platform as pro-South. Harper's Weekly from 1859 to 1860 and from 18Albert Boime argues that: As a political cartoonist, Thomas Nast wielded more influence than any other artist of the 19th century. Harper's Weekly stated, "He has been called, perhaps not with accuracy, but with substantial justice, the Father of American Caricature." Nast's campaign against New York City's political boss William Magear Tweed is legendary. " Nast, Thomas ". The Wall Street Journal. Thereafter he drew with a pen not a pencil, and on paper instead of a wooden block.