21.07 - Harper’s Weekly - “Reform Whitewash”- “Old Honesty Lets Him Loose Again” , August 1872, Image by Thomas Nast, New York
The image, a woodcut is offered framed. Thomas Nast (1840 – 1902) was a German-born American caricaturist and editorial cartoonist. Often considered “Father of American Cartoons”. He was a strong critic of the Democratic Representative “Boss” Tweed and the “Tammany Hall Democratic Party”. He is credited with the political symbol of the elephant for the Republican Party. Over his career Nast was associated with the Harper’s Weekly newspaper. The print is rated Very Good [see our rating criteria on the Home Page] with tear along the right and left side of the newspaper repairs made on the verso. The image measures approximately (16″ x 22″ – 41 x 45 cm). Frame size is 15″ x 20″ with full matte. Of special note this print is from the late Eric Wolf collection; a noted map collector and member of the Washington Map Society.