HE WAS THE FATHER OF THE AMERICAN CARTOON, CREATED THE POLITICAL SYMBOL OF THE ELEPHANT FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, CREATED THE MODERN VERSION OF SANTA CLAUSE, AND HIS DRAWINGS WERE INSTRUMENTAL IN THE DOWNFALL OF “BOSS” TWEED, THE POWERFUL TAMMANY HALL LEADER. PSA/DNA
THOMAS NAST (1840-1902) RARE SIGNED CABINET PHOTO, “Th : Nast./April 20, 1885”, 4 X 6.25, boldly signed on the mount in black ink, close up bust portrait by Sarony of New York, by the German-born American caricaturist and political cartoonist. In very good condition, with trimmed edges, small soiling spots at edges, a little wrinkling, and a repaired crack to the lower left corner, mounting tape on the reverse. Encapsulated in a PSA/DNA authentication holder.