Friday, December 23, 2011

Thomas Nast

Country of origin: Germany
Thomas Nast (September 27, 1840 – December 7, 1902) was a German-born American caricaturist and editorial cartoonist who is considered to be the "Father of the American Cartoon". He was the scourge of Boss Tweed and the Tammany Hall machine. Among his notable works were the creation of the modern version of Santa Claus, and Uncle Sam (the male personification of the American people), as well as the political symbols of both major United States political parties: the Republican elephant and the Democratic donkey.
Read the rest of the Wikipedia article here, or his biography (with gallery) here.

1 comment:

  1. Thomas Nast? I thought that was Silverton, Oregon native Homer Davenport (who brought over his own share of illegal immigrants- all of the equine variety).


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