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The New York praises the work of Thomas Nast... On the Mormon election...

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March 20, 1872

NEW YORK TIMES, March 20, 1872  Page 4 has a great editorial on noted political cartoonist Thomas Nast. Logically headed: "Mr. Thomas Nast" the editorial takes over a full column & notes in part: "...Mr. Nast has achieved a reputation which many men of twice his age might well envy, and which will probably outlast the reputations of most men who profess to form and direct public opinion...A man who can appeal powerfully to millions of people with a few strokes of the pencil, must be admitted to be a great power in the land. No writer can possibly possess a tenth part of the influence which Mr. Nast exercises...He addresses the learned and the unlearned alike. Many people cannot read ‘leading articles,’ others do not choose to read them, others do not understand them when they have read them. But you cannot help seeing Mr. Nast’s pictures, and when you have seen them you cannot fail to understand them. When he caricatures a politician, the name of that politician ever afterwards recalls the countenance of which Mr. Nast has made him a present. An artist of this stamp — and such artists are very rare indeed — does more to affect public opinion than a score of writers...".
The front page has a report: "The Utah Election - Mormon Men and Women Voting--No 'Gentile' Ticket in the Field".
Eight pages, very nice condition.

Category: Post-Civil War