The Political Cartoons ClipArt gallery offers 311 political cartoons from American history. Many of the cartoons are by Thomas Nast.

Benjamin Butler as the Genie of Massachusetts smells blue blood, threatening the "cradle of liberty" with his 1874 Inflation Bill.

1874 Inflation Bill

Benjamin Butler as the Genie of Massachusetts smells blue blood, threatening the "cradle of liberty"…

The 1876 Election, the ballot box kicked about in the "national game that is played out."

1876 Election's Ballot Box

The 1876 Election, the ballot box kicked about in the "national game that is played out."

The 1876 Election, an eventual Pyrrhic victory for Hayes and Republicans. "Another such victory and I am undone" - Pyrrhic

1876 Election's Pyrrhic Victory

The 1876 Election, an eventual Pyrrhic victory for Hayes and Republicans. "Another such victory and…

During the 1876 Election, the reformed Democratic ticket of Hendricks-Tilden. "Hen(dricks) Pecked; Mrs. Tilden: 'Nurse the baby, while I stir up the fire."

1876 Election's Reform of Hendricks-Tilden

During the 1876 Election, the reformed Democratic ticket of Hendricks-Tilden. "Hen(dricks) Pecked; Mrs.…

During the 1876 Election, Senator Carl Schurz and Whitelaw Reid support Hayes' Presidential Bid by getting in tune together.

1876 Election's Shurz and Reid

During the 1876 Election, Senator Carl Schurz and Whitelaw Reid support Hayes' Presidential Bid by getting…

Tilden the Democratic nominee caught "between two fires" during the 1876 Election.

1876 Election's Tilden Between Two Fires

Tilden the Democratic nominee caught "between two fires" during the 1876 Election.

During the 1876 Election, the Tilden-Hendricks Democratic nomination contradicts itself on fiscal policy.

1876 Election's Tilden-Hendricks Democratic Nomination

During the 1876 Election, the Tilden-Hendricks Democratic nomination contradicts itself on fiscal policy.

During the 1880 Presidential Elections, the Republican Elephant will carry the nation.

1880 Presidential Election

During the 1880 Presidential Elections, the Republican Elephant will carry the nation.

The 1880 Presidential Elections with the Democratic Donkey being pulled back from the brink.

1880 Presidential Elections

The 1880 Presidential Elections with the Democratic Donkey being pulled back from the brink.

A political cartoon describing civilian answers to the new war cry during World War I. This cartoon title is "A Proud But Touching Parting."

A Proud But Touching Parting

A political cartoon describing civilian answers to the new war cry during World War I. This cartoon…

Settlement over the Alabama claims. "Let us clasp hands over (what might have been) a bloody chasm."

Settlement Over The Alabama Claims

Settlement over the Alabama claims. "Let us clasp hands over (what might have been) a bloody chasm."

The evils of alcohol. "The chap that closes many a good establishment."

The Evils of Alcohol

The evils of alcohol. "The chap that closes many a good establishment."

The less said about the burning and bombardment of Alexandria, the better.

Alexandria's Bombardment and Burning

The less said about the burning and bombardment of Alexandria, the better.

A political cartoon contrasting American liberty and French liberty.

The Contrast Between American Liberty and French Liberty

A political cartoon contrasting American liberty and French liberty.

The American River Ganges - condemnation of the Tammany Ring's Catholic sectarianism.

American River Ganges

The American River Ganges - condemnation of the Tammany Ring's Catholic sectarianism.

Breakdown of the discussion of "amnesty, or the end of the peaceful (Democratic) tiger."

Amnesty Discussion Breakdown

Breakdown of the discussion of "amnesty, or the end of the peaceful (Democratic) tiger."

The Amnesty Proposals of January 1876. The Democratic Tiger claims he has been reformed and is tame now to the Republican Lamb.

Amnesty Proposals of 1876

The Amnesty Proposals of January 1876. The Democratic Tiger claims he has been reformed and is tame…

Anarchist terrorism in Chicago as the sword of Justice is brought against the leaders.

Anarchy in Chicago

Anarchist terrorism in Chicago as the sword of Justice is brought against the leaders.

Retrenchment in the U.S. Army; "our present Army - can it be cut down?"

U.S. Army Retrenchment

Retrenchment in the U.S. Army; "our present Army - can it be cut down?"

Vice-President Arthur shining the shoes of the rebel Republicans Conkling and Platt.

Arthur Shining Shoes

Vice-President Arthur shining the shoes of the rebel Republicans Conkling and Platt.

Baby Tabor as the Christkind.

Baby Tabor

Baby Tabor as the Christkind.

Bacchus drowns more than Neptune.

Bacchus Drowns Neptune

Bacchus drowns more than Neptune.

"Peculiar position of some members when asked to refund the back-pay grab."

Back-Pay Grab

"Peculiar position of some members when asked to refund the back-pay grab."

Nast depicts New York corruption with the abuses at the ballot box as the root of Tammany power. Boss Tweed: "As long as I count the votes, what are you going to do about it?"

Abuses at the Ballot Box are the Root of Tammany Power

Nast depicts New York corruption with the abuses at the ballot box as the root of Tammany power. Boss…

Mutual admiration between Barnum and Jumbo.

Barnum and Jumbo

Mutual admiration between Barnum and Jumbo.

August Belmont: The Democratic Scapegoat for "Boss Tweed." The first cartoon in which the face of "Boss" Tweed appears.

August Belmont Democratic Scapegoat

August Belmont: The Democratic Scapegoat for "Boss Tweed." The first cartoon in which the face of "Boss"…

James Bennett (New York Herald Editor) and President Grant parodied as "where there is an evil" (Caesarism scare) "there is a remedy" (ridicule).

Bennett and President Grant

James Bennett (New York Herald Editor) and President Grant parodied as "where there is an evil" (Caesarism…

Bennett and Reid (New York Herald and New York Tribune) assail the apparition of Caesarism. In the eye of the spectre, the words "Third Term" appear.

Bennett and Reid Assailing Ceasarism

Bennett and Reid (New York Herald and New York Tribune) assail the apparition of Caesarism. In the eye…

James Bennett (New York Herald Editor) parodied as Nick Bottom from <em>A Midsummer Night's Dream</em> with the illusion of President Grant's "Caesarism."

Bennett as Nick Bottom

James Bennett (New York Herald Editor) parodied as Nick Bottom from A Midsummer Night's Dream

James Bennett (New York Herald Editor) contemplates more attacks on President Grant: "If Grant isn't careful, I'll let the wild animals loose again."

Bennett Contemplates Attacks on Grant

James Bennett (New York Herald Editor) contemplates more attacks on President Grant: "If Grant isn't…

Hoaxer James Bennett (New York Herald Editor) as "the funny little boy in trouble." "Mr. Bennett complains that he is being ridiculed and is advised by Wisdom to give up his practical jokes."

Bennett is the Little Boy in Trouble

Hoaxer James Bennett (New York Herald Editor) as "the funny little boy in trouble." "Mr. Bennett complains…

The Congress of Berlin, Bismarck as the honest broker for Turkey.

Berlin Congress and Bismarck

The Congress of Berlin, Bismarck as the honest broker for Turkey.

Bismarck's after-dinner speech. The Congress of Berlin during the partition of Turkey.

Bismarck's After-Dinner Speech

Bismarck's after-dinner speech. The Congress of Berlin during the partition of Turkey.

Black Friday bust in Wall Street

Black Friday Bust

Black Friday bust in Wall Street

Blaine is unfit to carry the Republicans during the 1884 Presidential Election.

Blaine Can't Carry Republicans

Blaine is unfit to carry the Republicans during the 1884 Presidential Election.

Blaine collects his past record during the 1884 Presidential Election.

Blaine Collects Past Record

Blaine collects his past record during the 1884 Presidential Election.

During the 1884 Presidential Election, James Blaine performing his deceptions again.

Blaine Deceives the Electorate

During the 1884 Presidential Election, James Blaine performing his deceptions again.

During the 1884 Presidential Election, James Blaine lean towards John Logan to push him off the White House.

Blaine Pushing Logan

During the 1884 Presidential Election, James Blaine lean towards John Logan to push him off the White…

The Blaine Tariff fraud.

Blaine Tariff Fraud

The Blaine Tariff fraud.

20 Years of Blaine during the 1884 Presidential Election. "Successful candidates have always stopped at the Fifth Avenue Hotel."

Blaine's 20 Years

20 Years of Blaine during the 1884 Presidential Election. "Successful candidates have always stopped…

Are 20 years of Blaine enough? The question decided on Election Day.

Blaine's 20 Years Enough

Are 20 years of Blaine enough? The question decided on Election Day.

The civilization of Blaine.

Blaine's Proposals for Civilization

The civilization of Blaine.

Columbia mourns the Boston Fire.

Boston Fire Mourned

Columbia mourns the Boston Fire.

General Butler angling for political support.

Butler Angling for Political Support

General Butler angling for political support.

General Butler in the matrimonial market again.

Butler in the Matrimonial Market Again

General Butler in the matrimonial market again.

Trotting out of the campaign lies.

Campaign Lies Trotting Out

Trotting out of the campaign lies.

A caricature of the cartoonist and the King.

Cartoonist and King

A caricature of the cartoonist and the King.

During the 1872 Presidential Election, Chief Justice Chase admonishes Judge David Davis upon his presidential ambition.

Chase Admonishes Judge David Davis

During the 1872 Presidential Election, Chief Justice Chase admonishes Judge David Davis upon his presidential…

Nast's political cartoon entitled, "A wild-goose Chase" of Chief-Justice Chase trying to capture the Democratic Convention of 1868.

Chief-Justice Salmon P. Chase Capturing the Democratic Convention

Nast's political cartoon entitled, "A wild-goose Chase" of Chief-Justice Chase trying to capture the…

Mr. George W. Childs declining political honors.

Childs Declines Political Honors

Mr. George W. Childs declining political honors.

A picture depicting hypocrisy of advocates of the "Chinese Wall" around the United States with the old saying, "Throwing down the ladder by which they rose."

Chinese Wall Hypocrisy in the United States

A picture depicting hypocrisy of advocates of the "Chinese Wall" around the United States with the old…

The final picture in Harper's Weekly, "'Twas the Night before Christmas."

Christmas Sketch

The final picture in Harper's Weekly, "'Twas the Night before Christmas."

The Liberal Republican Party at the Cincinnati Convention, in a Pickwickian Sense.

Cincinnati Convention

The Liberal Republican Party at the Cincinnati Convention, in a Pickwickian Sense.

The Liberal Republican Party's Cincinnati Convention does not live up to its "Great Expectations" during the Election of 1872.

Cincinnati Convention's Great Expectations

The Liberal Republican Party's Cincinnati Convention does not live up to its "Great Expectations" during…

The Civil Rights Act of 1975 depicted with an African American talking to Saint Peter that he can't object to keeping the gates open now.

Civil Rights Act of 1875

The Civil Rights Act of 1975 depicted with an African American talking to Saint Peter that he can't…

The great canvasser.

Civil Service Reform

The great canvasser.

Actress Miss Kate Claxton and the chivalrous press after repeated fires.

Claxton and Press After Fires

Actress Miss Kate Claxton and the chivalrous press after repeated fires.

The angelic Grover Cleveland flying machine - attempting to unify both sides/wings of the Democratic Party.

Cleveland Angelic Flying Machine

The angelic Grover Cleveland flying machine - attempting to unify both sides/wings of the Democratic…

Grover Cleveland as the front for the corruption of the Democratic Party. John Kelly: "I'll let them have their way before election, but-"

Cleveland in Corrupt Democratic Party

Grover Cleveland as the front for the corruption of the Democratic Party. John Kelly: "I'll let them…

President Cleveland rejects office as it is laid at his doorstep.

Cleveland Rejects Office

President Cleveland rejects office as it is laid at his doorstep.