Twenty-four year old Thomas Nast made known his support for incumbent President Lincoln in a work in the September edition of Harper's Weekly. The cartoon entitled "Compromise With the South" was one of his most powerful and effective cartoons, and one of his personal favorites that he dedicated to the Democratic Chicago Convention in particular. Harper's Weekly, the first periodical to achieve national...
Nast Draws “The Union as It Was” In 1874, Thomas Nast, a political
cartoonist for Harper’s Weekly, published
a one frame drawing titled “The Union as It Was.” A longtime cartoonist for the magazine, Nast
had his first political cartoon published on March 19, 1859, and he provided
drawings throughout the Civil War and Reconstruction period. Nast was outspoken...