Cartoon, "What Are You Going to Do About It", 1872

Description
Editorial cartoonist Thomas Nast continued the tradition of using animals as symbols in party politics and sharpened it as an art form. In this satirical cartoon that appeared on August 31, 1872 in Harper’s Weekly, Nast depicts New York City’s corrupt Tammany Society as a fierce tiger, being whitewashed by Democratic presidential candidate Horace Greeley.
date made
1872
described
Greeley, Horace
artist
Nast, Thomas
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15 1/4 in x 10 1/2 in; 38.735 cm x 26.67 cm
ID Number
PL.227739.1872.A050
accession number
227739
catalog number
227739.1872.A050
Credit Line
Ralph E. Becker
subject
Political Caricatures
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Political History: Political History, General History Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Exhibition
Exhibition
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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