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

Grover Cleveland's support for Civil Service Reform. "A gentle hint to office-seekers."

Cleveland's Civil Service Reform

Grover Cleveland's support for Civil Service Reform. "A gentle hint to office-seekers."

President Cleveland's inauguration also known as the funeral of Tammany Hall and its corruption.

Cleveland's Inauguration

President Cleveland's inauguration also known as the funeral of Tammany Hall and its corruption.

After the defeat of the Tammany Ring, Columbia and Uncle Sam set to work on cleansing their house from corruption.

Columbia and Uncle Sam Cleansing Their House

After the defeat of the Tammany Ring, Columbia and Uncle Sam set to work on cleansing their house from…

During the 1880 Presidential Election, Columbia consoles General Hancock after his defeat.

Columbia Consoles Hancock

During the 1880 Presidential Election, Columbia consoles General Hancock after his defeat.

The evils of communism and socialism.

Communism Evils

The evils of communism and socialism.

The opening of Congress for debate.

Congress Opening for Debate

The opening of Congress for debate.

Roscoe Conkling and Thomas Platt lost their heads as Grant tries to put their heads back on.

Conkling and Platt Lost Their Heads

Roscoe Conkling and Thomas Platt lost their heads as Grant tries to put their heads back on.

Roscoe Conkling and Thomas Platt are as spoiled as schoolboys.

Conkling and Platt Spoiled

Roscoe Conkling and Thomas Platt are as spoiled as schoolboys.

Roscoe Conkling as the jackdaw of borrowed plumes

Conkling as Jackdaw of Borrowed Plumes

Roscoe Conkling as the jackdaw of borrowed plumes

Senator Roscoe Conkling resigns from the Senate after his feud with Garfield.

Conkling Resigns from Senate

Senator Roscoe Conkling resigns from the Senate after his feud with Garfield.

Political cartoon from the <em>Boston Intependent Chronicle</em> June 12, 1788 regarding Virginia's ratification of the Constitution

Constitution Ratification Cartoon

Political cartoon from the Boston Intependent Chronicle June 12, 1788 regarding Virginia's…

The Credit Mobilier Scandal rocks the Republican Party - "every public question with an eye only to the public good."

Credit Mobilier Scandal

The Credit Mobilier Scandal rocks the Republican Party - "every public question with an eye only to…

Richard Croker at a standstill.

Croker at Standstill

Richard Croker at a standstill.

"Richard I (looking down on the Holy City): 'My dream comes true.' A cartoon which appeared in Punch, Dec. 19, 1917, at the time of the British capture of Jerusalem."&mdash;Webster, 1920

The Last Crusade

"Richard I (looking down on the Holy City): 'My dream comes true.' A cartoon which appeared in Punch,…

Das Deutsche Vaterland is above criticism.

Das Deutsche Vaterland is Above Criticism

Das Deutsche Vaterland is above criticism.

Senator David Davis as the mandarin in the Senate.

Davis as the Mandarin in the Senate

Senator David Davis as the mandarin in the Senate.

Death before dishonor. The Republicans cannot accept Blaine as their leader.

Death Before Dishonor

Death before dishonor. The Republicans cannot accept Blaine as their leader.

A political cartoon criticizing the Embargo placed upon the American colonies by the British. The cartoon portrays the death of a terrapin

Death of Terrapin, or the Embargo

A political cartoon criticizing the Embargo placed upon the American colonies by the British. The cartoon…

The curious effects of clean linen upon the Democratic Party in the Den of Corruption and Fraud.

Democratic Party's Corruption

The curious effects of clean linen upon the Democratic Party in the Den of Corruption and Fraud.

The Democratic Party should retain its organization.

Democratic Party's Organization

The Democratic Party should retain its organization.

The Democratic Tiger goes mad and turns on itself.

Democratic Tiger Gone Mad

The Democratic Tiger goes mad and turns on itself.

"Another mysterious disappearance" of the Republican vote. Democratic victory in Connecticut.

Democratic Victory in Connecticut

"Another mysterious disappearance" of the Republican vote. Democratic victory in Connecticut.

Nast depicts New York corruption under Tammany Hall Ring. Nast's shadows of forthcoming events predicts the Democratic Party victory whereas "to the victors belong the spoils."

Fruits of the Democratic Victory

Nast depicts New York corruption under Tammany Hall Ring. Nast's shadows of forthcoming events predicts…

During the 1884 Presidential Election, the Democratic Wolf turned Shepherd dog.

Democratic Wolf Turned Shepherd Dog

During the 1884 Presidential Election, the Democratic Wolf turned Shepherd dog.

"The working of the Department of Labor."

Department of Labor

"The working of the Department of Labor."

Chauncey Depew disgraced by the reaction to the tunnel construction accident.

Depew as Jester

Chauncey Depew disgraced by the reaction to the tunnel construction accident.

A political cartoon describing civilian answers to the new war cry. This cartoon title is "Do Your Bit." Food production of course comes first. Ding of the New york Tribune called it "The Most Critical Race in Our History."

Do Your Bit

A political cartoon describing civilian answers to the new war cry. This cartoon title is "Do Your Bit."…

The Economical Council in Albany, NY showing New York corruption. This is the second Tweed cartoon. Hoffman sits on the dais, with Sweeny at his right hand. Hall, Connolly, and Tweed are prominent among the supporters, as are Jay Gould and Jim Frisk of the Erie contingent.

Economical Council and New York Corruption

The Economical Council in Albany, NY showing New York corruption. This is the second Tweed cartoon.…

In education, is there no middle course?

Education's Middle Course

In education, is there no middle course?

The Egyptian manifesto, an inside view.

Egyptian Manifesto

The Egyptian manifesto, an inside view.

The citizen as a lion turned lamb, a satire on Election Day apathy.

Election Day Apathy

The citizen as a lion turned lamb, a satire on Election Day apathy.

A political cartoon criticizing the Embargo placed upon the American colonies by the British.

Embargo

A political cartoon criticizing the Embargo placed upon the American colonies by the British.

The position of England and France on the Suez Canal.

England and France at Suez Canal

The position of England and France on the Suez Canal.

The overthrow of the Erie Ring.

Overthrow of the Erie Ring

The overthrow of the Erie Ring.

Sir Falstaff is a fictional character who appears in three different Shakespeare plays. This drawing shows Nast's mastery of the pencil.

Sir John Bull Falstaff

Sir Falstaff is a fictional character who appears in three different Shakespeare plays. This drawing…

Sir Falstaff is a fictional character who appears in three different Shakespeare plays. This drawing shows Nast's mastery of the pencil.

Sir Jonathan Falstaff

Sir Falstaff is a fictional character who appears in three different Shakespeare plays. This drawing…

Attorney David Dudley Field claiming his "legal share" of the Tammany Ring plunder.

Field Claiming Legal Share

Attorney David Dudley Field claiming his "legal share" of the Tammany Ring plunder.

Defense Attorney David Dudley Field defends the Tammany and Erie Rings. "There's some ill planet reigns" - Shakespeare.

Field Defends Tammany and Erie Rings

Defense Attorney David Dudley Field defends the Tammany and Erie Rings. "There's some ill planet reigns"…

Nast depicts New York corruption under Tammany Hall Ring. Nast's shadows of forthcoming events predicts the reorganization of the old fire department in New York.

New York Fire Department Reorganization

Nast depicts New York corruption under Tammany Hall Ring. Nast's shadows of forthcoming events predicts…

Secretary Fish and General Grant amused at the English outcry over the Alabama claims submitted to the Geneva Board.

Secretary Fish and General Grant Amused at English Outcry Over Alabama Claims

Secretary Fish and General Grant amused at the English outcry over the Alabama claims submitted to the…

Political Cartoon of France at War

France at War

Political Cartoon of France at War

"What a fall there was, my countrymen!" This picture from Nast depicts the wreck in Wall Street after Black Friday, September 24, 1869.

Black Friday in Wall Street

"What a fall there was, my countrymen!" This picture from Nast depicts the wreck in Wall Street after…

Giuseppe Garibaldi's death at Caprera on June 2, 1882 - a tribute.

Garibaldi's Death at Caprera

Giuseppe Garibaldi's death at Caprera on June 2, 1882 - a tribute.

Farewell visit of Garibaldi to Admiral Mundy on board the "Hannibal" at Naples.

Giuseppe Garibaldi's Farewell Visit to Admiral Mundy

Farewell visit of Garibaldi to Admiral Mundy on board the "Hannibal" at Naples.

Garibaldi's might makes right - nothing succeeds like success.

Garibaldi's Might and Success

Garibaldi's might makes right - nothing succeeds like success.

The triumphal entry of Garibaldi into Naples. Garibaldi was an Italian military and political figure who assisted in the independence of Uruguay before returning to Naples.

Giuseppe Garibaldi's Triumphal Entry Into Naples

The triumphal entry of Garibaldi into Naples. Garibaldi was an Italian military and political figure…

Egypt, a present from Gladstone.

Gladstone's Present

Egypt, a present from Gladstone.

God save the President.

God Save the President

God save the President.

The story of the good little boy who did not prosper, an illustration by Mark Twain.

Good Little Boy Who Did Not Prosper

The story of the good little boy who did not prosper, an illustration by Mark Twain.

President Ulysses S. Grant as William Tell, defiant against the Greeley-Gratz Brown Presidential bid.

Grant as William Tell

President Ulysses S. Grant as William Tell, defiant against the Greeley-Gratz Brown Presidential bid.

President Grant denies his ambitions for a Third Term. "A blighting effect of the President's message."

Grant Denies Third Term

President Grant denies his ambitions for a Third Term. "A blighting effect of the President's message."

President Ulysses S. Grant being made the scapegoat for continuing corruption. "The crowning insult to him who occupies the Presidential chair."

Grant Made Scapegoat for Corruption

President Ulysses S. Grant being made the scapegoat for continuing corruption. "The crowning insult…

President Ulysses S. Grant shows his reluctance to take up a third term, "and they say, 'he wants a third term.'"

Grant Reluctant for Third Term

President Ulysses S. Grant shows his reluctance to take up a third term, "and they say, 'he wants a…

President Grant crushing honesty and tipping the scale of his past actions.

Grant Tipping Scales

President Grant crushing honesty and tipping the scale of his past actions.

President Grant vetoes the 1874 Inflation Bill, bottling the Genie of Butler.

Grant Vetoes Inflation Bill

President Grant vetoes the 1874 Inflation Bill, bottling the Genie of Butler.

President Grant's Caesarism image appears to New York Herald Editor Bennett again.

Grant's Caesarism Appears to Bennett

President Grant's Caesarism image appears to New York Herald Editor Bennett again.

President Grant's Civil Service Reform is not to the liking of either party, despite enthusiasm.

Grant's Civil Service Reform

President Grant's Civil Service Reform is not to the liking of either party, despite enthusiasm.

Ulysses S. Grant's victory in the 1872 Presidential Election.

Grant's Presidential Victory

Ulysses S. Grant's victory in the 1872 Presidential Election.

President S. Grant's proposed Civil Service Reform not to the taste of certain Senators.

Present Grant's Proposed Civil Service Reform

President S. Grant's proposed Civil Service Reform not to the taste of certain Senators.

Horace Greeley (the farmer) receives the nomination as Presidential Candidate in the 1872 Election from Horace Greeley (the New York Tribune Editor).

Greeley as Candidate in 1872 Election

Horace Greeley (the farmer) receives the nomination as Presidential Candidate in the 1872 Election from…