Caricatures by Thomas Nast [manuscript], 1866.

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Nast, Thomas, 1840-1902. Caricatures by Thomas Nast [manuscript], 1866.

Caricatures by Thomas Nast [manuscript], 1866.

Glass plate negatives of caricatures from the New York studio of Mathew Brady. The caricatures were painted by Nast for a charity masquerade ball by Max Maretzek held at the Academy of Music, New York City. Subjects include Nathaniel Banks, Sidney F. Bateman, Henry Ward Beecher, James Gordon Bennett, William Cullen Bryant, Benjamin F. Butler, Peter Cooper, Jefferson Davis, David G. Farragut, Count Garouski, Ulysses Grant, Horace Greeley, John T. Hoffman, Joseph Hooker, Andrew Johnson, and Clara Louise Kellogg. Subjects also include Max Maretzek, George G. Meade, Henry F. Raymond, Winfield Scott, Raphael Semmes, William Seward, Franz Siegel, Charles Sumner, George H. Thomas, and Fernando Wood, as well as the Alabama, slavery and "the bone of contention."

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