The Old Print Shop

Military Glory.

  • ARTIST: Thomas Nast

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Harper's Weekly, November 12, 1870.

  • MEDIUM: Wood engraving,

    DATE: 1870.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 13 7/8 x 9 1/8" (35.1 x 23.2 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: A morbid reminder of what war really is, and how it is far from glorious. <br><br> This satirical cartoon is likely based on the Franco-Prussian War (July 1870 – May 1871), which was raging in Europe at the time of publication. A pompous skeleton sits upon his "War" throne, which is comprised of munitions and broken wagon parts. Behind him is death and destruction; cities burn, fathers die, children suffer.


  • CONDITION: Good condition.