The Old Print Shop

The Fourth of July, 1864

  • ARTIST: Thomas Nast

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Harper's Weekly

  • MEDIUM: Wood engraving

    DATE: 1864

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 13 7/8 x 20 7/8" (35 x 53 cm)

  • DESCRIPTION: Appeared in the July 16th, 1864 edition of Harper's Weekly. A patriotic series of images by the talented Thomas Nast.<br><br> Thomas Nast was an American cartoonist working during the second half of the 19th century. His cartoons were instrumental in toppling the corrupt politician William Magear Tweed (Boss Tweed) of Tammany Hall in the New York City. Among his other notable contributions were the creation of our modern versions of Santa Claus and Uncle Sam, and the invention of the iconic animal symbols used by the two major American political parties, the Republican elephant and the Democratic donkey.


  • CONDITION: Good condition and color.