Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Third Term Trap

Speaking of Thomas Nast, here is a political cartoon, from an 1875 edition of Harper's Weekly, depicting an attempt to lure U.S. Grant into running for a third term.  Hard to believe Grant was still that popular after all the scandals which plagued his administration.  Apparently, Nast was the first to use the elephant to symbolize the Republicans, and he used it extensively in his political cartoons.  Here is a broader sampling of his work.

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