Th. Nast: His Period and His Pictures
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers
Date Published: 1904
Edition: Illustrated edition
Book Id: 19847
xx; 583pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Red cloth with gilt stamped titles. Good only. The covers are rubbed. Paper remains are adhered to the bottom edge of the front board. The front endsheet has a former owner's bookplate, a bookseller's tiny label, and a small dark patch. The bottom edges of the pages are subtly moisture stained.
Profusely illustrated. Thomas Nast not only popularized the elephant to symbolize the Republican Party and the donkey as the symbol for the Democratic Party, but he and developed the "modern" image of Santa Claus as well. Thomas Nast's obituary in Harper's Weekly claimed, "He has been called, perhaps not with accuracy, but with substantial justice, the Father of American Caricature."