Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons
Fiona Deans Halloran talked about her book, Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons, in which she recounts the life of political cartoonist Thomas Nast (1840-1902). A regular contributor to Harper’s Weekly, Nast made popular the donkey and elephant as symbols of the Democratic and Republican Parties. Ms. Halloran spoke about the role the cartoonist played in Gilded Age politics and his many detractors, William “Boss” Tweed, and friends, Mark Twain that he accrued throughout his career. Fiona Deans Halloran spoke at the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, Kentucky. close
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