Thomas Nast


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Noun1.Thomas Nast - United States political cartoonist (1840-1902)Thomas Nast - United States political cartoonist (1840-1902)
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"Thomas Nast died there of it within a month after he landed.--He was our great American cartoonist," I added.
In 1881 the American Thomas Nast created a drawing of Santa Claus that heavily influenced the modern image of Santa Claus.
Then, between 1863 and 1886, Harper's Weekly (a popular magazine of the time) ran a series of engravings by Thomas Nast. From these images come the concepts of Santa's workshop, Santa reading letters, Santa checking his list and so on.
The complete description of Santa and his reindeer as shown now was taken from a poem written by American poet Clement Clark Moore in 1823, which then was interpreted by artists like Thomas Nast (1840-1902) and Haddon Sundblom of Coca Cola (1930's) to create the modern Santa.
The Civil War cartoonist, Thomas Nast, drew Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly in 1862.
His photographs will be joining the many artistic works in the library's collections such as those by Thomas Nast and Arthur Burdett Frost.
The image of Santa standardized as a full-size adult, dressed in red with white fur trim, venturing out from the North Pole in a reindeer-driven sleigh began in 1870s with the American cartoonist Thomas Nast. Before reaching the final version of Santa Claus, he first produced several drawings.
The imagery of Santa Claus was enhanced by German-American illustrator Thomas Nast, who provided Santa with elf helpers and a toy workshop, and portrayed him living in the North Pole and in regular receipt of children's letters.
The Irish famine and the radical transformation of American cities that followed led to a toxic blend of religious hatred, ethnic bigotry and class contempt reflected in the mid-19th century diaries of George Templeton Strong, political cartoons of Thomas Nast and wildly popular "captive" narratives featuring scheming priests and nuns.
In American politics, for example, Thomas Nast's Harper's Weekly cartoons are known to have had a considerable effect on American culture and politics in the middle-to-late 1800s.
Thomas Nast, a German-born American caricaturist, is often attributed for the creation of the modern American version of Santa's suit.