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

The Queen of Industry, or the New South.

Southern Industry

The Queen of Industry, or the New South.

A political cartoon of the Southern states being built from the ruins after the Civil War.

Southern Republic Built From The Ruins

A political cartoon of the Southern states being built from the ruins after the Civil War.

Anti-Spanish cartoon following the massacre of filibusters on board the Virginius. "If he can't respect our flag, send him where he belongs."

Anti-Spanish Cartoon Following Massacre of Filibusters

Anti-Spanish cartoon following the massacre of filibusters on board the Virginius. "If he can't respect…

Criticism for opponents of the 1875 Specie Resumption Act. "The lost traveller condemning the Post which points him the way."

Specie Resumption Act of 1875

Criticism for opponents of the 1875 Specie Resumption Act. "The lost traveller condemning the Post which…

Charles Sumner accuses President Grant of nepotism in the "Battle-cry of Sumner."

Charles Sumner Accuses Grant of Nepotism

Charles Sumner accuses President Grant of nepotism in the "Battle-cry of Sumner."

The Liberal Republican Party - Will Robinson Crusoe (Sumner) forsake his man Friday (the African Americans)?

Sumner and African Americans

The Liberal Republican Party - Will Robinson Crusoe (Sumner) forsake his man Friday (the African Americans)?

Charles Sumner's denunciation of President Grant's fall flat on the Republican Party.

Sumner's Denunciation of President Grant

Charles Sumner's denunciation of President Grant's fall flat on the Republican Party.

The defeat of the Tammany Ring. The political suicide of Peter "Brains" Sweeny and his retirement from public life.

Peter "Brains" Sweeny Retires from Public Life

The defeat of the Tammany Ring. The political suicide of Peter "Brains" Sweeny and his retirement from…

Nast depicts New York corruption under Tammany Hall Ring. Nast's shadows of forthcoming events predicted Tammany excising the law at the Rum Hole. A board of excise appointed by some local authority.

Tammany Excise Law

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

The defeat of the Tammany Ring. "Something that did blow over on November 7, 1871."

Tammany Hall's Blow Over

The defeat of the Tammany Ring. "Something that did blow over on November 7, 1871."

Nast depicts New York corruption with the Tammany Ring as vultures waiting for the storm to blow over. "Let us prey."

Tammany Ring as Vultures

Nast depicts New York corruption with the Tammany Ring as vultures waiting for the storm to blow over.…

The Tammany Ring defeated. Tweed as Marius amongst the ruins of Carthage.

Tammany Ring Defeated

The Tammany Ring defeated. Tweed as Marius amongst the ruins of Carthage.

The defeat of the Tammany Ring. The next step: justice against the criminals - "What the people must do about it."

Justice Against Tammany Ring

The defeat of the Tammany Ring. The next step: justice against the criminals - "What the people must…

The first great question posed to the Tammany Ring is "Who is Incersoll's CO?"

Tammany Ring Questions

The first great question posed to the Tammany Ring is "Who is Incersoll's CO?"

The second great question posed to the Tammany Ring is "Who stole the People's money?"

Tammany Ring Questions

The second great question posed to the Tammany Ring is "Who stole the People's money?"

The famous Tammany Tiger loose. "What are you going to do about it?"

Tammany Tiger Loose

The famous Tammany Tiger loose. "What are you going to do about it?"

During the 1880 Presidential Elections, the Democratic call for tariff reform means hunger for workers.

Tariff Reforms mean Hunger for Workers

During the 1880 Presidential Elections, the Democratic call for tariff reform means hunger for workers.

The tape that entangles both large and small.

Telegraph Satire

The tape that entangles both large and small.

Thanksgiving European Style. The powers waiting to divide the Turkey, which Russia is still pursuing.

Thanksgiving European Style

Thanksgiving European Style. The powers waiting to divide the Turkey, which Russia is still pursuing.

Allen Thurman "Hard Money" finds that the Greenback faction is growing with the depiction of a rag-baby symbol on the doorstep.

Thurman Finds Greenbacks Growing

Allen Thurman "Hard Money" finds that the Greenback faction is growing with the depiction of a rag-baby…

The tiger slammed out of the White House.

Tiger Slammed Out

The tiger slammed out of the White House.

After the New York elections, the tiger is trying to get in.

Tiger Trying to Get In

After the New York elections, the tiger is trying to get in.

A lean tiger wailing at the White House door.

Tiger Wailing at White House

A lean tiger wailing at the White House door.

Tilden withdraws from the Democratic nomination.

Tilden Withdraws from Democratic Nomination

Tilden withdraws from the Democratic nomination.

Samuel Tilden's attempt to bribe his way to the Presidency is uncovered by the New York Tribune where a cipher mumm(er)y is exhumed by the New York Tribune.

Tilden's Bribe for Presidency Uncovered

Samuel Tilden's attempt to bribe his way to the Presidency is uncovered by the New York Tribune where…

Manton Marble and the scandal of Tilden's presidential bid.

Tilden's Scandalous Presidential Bid

Manton Marble and the scandal of Tilden's presidential bid.

"A cartoon, with Napoleon III's favorite phrase as its text, which appeared in Harper's Magazine."—Webster, 1920

France is Tranquil

"A cartoon, with Napoleon III's favorite phrase as its text, which appeared in Harper's Magazine."—Webster,…

The turkey plucked by the lion.

Turkey Plucked

The turkey plucked by the lion.

Waking up in 1878 when the Turko-Russian War was still in progress.

Turko-Russian War

Waking up in 1878 when the Turko-Russian War was still in progress.

Tweed and Erie Rings playing Blindman's Bluff with Justice. "How long will the game last?"

Tweed and Erie Rings Playing Blindman's Bluff

Tweed and Erie Rings playing Blindman's Bluff with Justice. "How long will the game last?"

William Tweed is beyond the reach of the law - the dwarf and the giant thief.

William Tweed as Giant Thief

William Tweed is beyond the reach of the law - the dwarf and the giant thief.

Nast depicts New York corruption as Tweed is "the brains" at the New York state convention. This is one of the most famous of Nast's caricatures.

Tweed as the Brains at the New York Convention

Nast depicts New York corruption as Tweed is "the brains" at the New York state convention. This is…

Boss Tweed grinded.

Tweed Grinded

Boss Tweed grinded.

Nast depicts New York Corruption with Boss Tweed holding onto the reins of the Democratic Party prior to the election of 1872.

Boss Tweed Holds Reins of Democratic Party

Nast depicts New York Corruption with Boss Tweed holding onto the reins of the Democratic Party prior…

Nast shows New York corruption as Tweed attempts to mask his action through handouts to the poor as Tweedledee and Sweedledum.

Tweed Masks His Corruptive Actions

Nast shows New York corruption as Tweed attempts to mask his action through handouts to the poor as…

Tweed makes the Supreme Court into a mummy. Tammany Tweedledee: "She is going to punish us." Canal Tweedledum: "That's the best joke yet."

Tweed Mocks Supreme Court

Tweed makes the Supreme Court into a mummy. Tammany Tweedledee: "She is going to punish us." Canal Tweedledum:…

Boss Tweed released from prison after one year. "The upright bench, which is above criticism."

Tweed Released After 1 Year In Jail

Boss Tweed released from prison after one year. "The upright bench, which is above criticism."

Nast depicts New York corruption with Tweed Ring's national ticket and cabinet for the election of 1872.

Tweed Ring Ticket for 1872

Nast depicts New York corruption with Tweed Ring's national ticket and cabinet for the election of 1872.

No prison is big enough for Boss William Tweed.

Boss Tweed is Too Big for Prison

No prison is big enough for Boss William Tweed.

The spirit of Boss Tweed is mighty still.

Tweed's Spirit is Mighty

The spirit of Boss Tweed is mighty still.

Senator Tweed from the New York Legislature is urged to reform in a Hamlet political cartoon where he is depicted as Queen Gertrude.

Senator Tweed in a New Role

Senator Tweed from the New York Legislature is urged to reform in a Hamlet political cartoon where he…

The cartoon that captured Tweed. Reform Tweed: "If all the people want is to have somebody arrested, I'll have you plunders arrested. You will be allowed to escape; nobody wil be hurt; and then Tilden will go to the White House, and I to Albany as Governor.

Tweed-le-dee and Tilden-dum

The cartoon that captured Tweed. Reform Tweed: "If all the people want is to have somebody arrested,…

"I believe he'd sell the steelyards that Jestice weighs things in, if he could git a few cents of 'em." -Holley, 1896

Uncle Sam

"I believe he'd sell the steelyards that Jestice weighs things in, if he could git a few cents…

Uncle Sam from bad to worse, 83 cents for 100 cents.

Uncle Sam and U. S. Treasury

Uncle Sam from bad to worse, 83 cents for 100 cents.

Uncle Sam is shown fleeing while the bottom has dropped out of the policy chair, as Nast is shown as the patient artist who falls through while he still extends high in the air the traditional scissors, significant of defiance to the last.

Uncle Sam Fleeing

Uncle Sam is shown fleeing while the bottom has dropped out of the policy chair, as Nast is shown as…

The prospect in New York, Uncle Sammy's barrel.

Uncle Sammy's Barrell

The prospect in New York, Uncle Sammy's barrel.

A political cartoon describing civilian answers to the new war cry during World War I. This cartoon title is "Up To Father."

Up To Father

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

Senator Voorhees handles the British Lion with his Irish-American speech.

Voorhees Handles British Lion

Senator Voorhees handles the British Lion with his Irish-American speech.

Nast depicts New York corruption with the vouchers stolen from Connolly's office which is "too thin" an excuse as they supposedly "know nothing about the stolen vouchers."

Vouchers Stolen from Connolly's Office

Nast depicts New York corruption with the vouchers stolen from Connolly's office which is "too thin"…

A caricature celebrating the victory of the USS <em>Wasp</em> over the <em>HMS Frolic</em> and the accompanying rhyme."A <em>Wasp</em> took a <em>Frolic</em> and met Johnny Bull,Who always fights best when his belly is full.The <em>Wasp</em> thought him hungry by his mouth open wide,So, his belly to fill, put a sting in his side"

A Wasp on a Frolic

A caricature celebrating the victory of the USS Wasp over the HMS Frolic and the accompanying…

Nast shows New York corruption with Auditor Watson's Death and suspicions on Broadway Works project. "Gross irregularity not fraudulent."

Auditor Watson's Death and Suspicions on Broadway Works Project

Nast shows New York corruption with Auditor Watson's Death and suspicions on Broadway Works project.…

Colonel Watterson after a period of warfare.

Watterson After a Period of Warfare

Colonel Watterson after a period of warfare.

Henry Watterson (Louisville Courier-Journal Editor) softened on disputed election by the birth of his son.

Watterson Softened on Disputed Election

Henry Watterson (Louisville Courier-Journal Editor) softened on disputed election by the birth of his…

Cold water poured on Henry Watterson's call for peaceful march on Washington. "Fire and water make vapor - what a cooling off will be there, my countrymen!"

Watterson's Call for Peaceful March

Cold water poured on Henry Watterson's call for peaceful march on Washington. "Fire and water make vapor…

J. B. Weaver of the Greenback Party is ignored by Speaker Randall and the Congress.

Weaver and Greenbacks Ignored

J. B. Weaver of the Greenback Party is ignored by Speaker Randall and the Congress.

Greenback the Weaver in delight at being recognized by Speaker Randall and Congress.

Weaver and Greenbacks Recognized

Greenback the Weaver in delight at being recognized by Speaker Randall and Congress.

A breeze from the West.

Western Breeze

A breeze from the West.

"A cartoon by Sir John Tenniel which appeared in the English journal Punch for June 10, 1854. The tsar is shown holding a bombshell to his ear and, as he listens to it (as children do to sea shells), having a vision of armed men."&mdash;Webster, 1920

What Nicholas Heard in the Shell

"A cartoon by Sir John Tenniel which appeared in the English journal Punch for June 10, 1854. The tsar…

The Whisky Ring Scandal surfaces at the U.S. Treasury.

Whisky Ring Scandal

The Whisky Ring Scandal surfaces at the U.S. Treasury.

Potter designs a jar with the White House turned upside down and the United Mexico of America at the bottom.

White House Turned Upside Down

Potter designs a jar with the White House turned upside down and the United Mexico of America at the…