An illustration of a child pickpocket.

Child Pickpocket

An illustration of a child pickpocket.

Giant chasing man with goose riding a rabbit.

Giant

Giant chasing man with goose riding a rabbit.

Nast depicts New York corruption - "Stop Thief!" - A stampede to find the scapegoat.

Stampede to Find the Scapegoat

Nast depicts New York corruption - "Stop Thief!" - A stampede to find the scapegoat.

Scene from the story, "Saddle to Rags."

Thief

Scene from the story, "Saddle to Rags."

A thief or burglar climbing out of a house.

Thief

A thief or burglar climbing out of a house.

William M. Tweed (April 3, 1823 – April 12, 1878), sometimes informally called Boss Tweed, was an American politician who was convicted for stealing between 40 million and 200 million dollars from New York City taxpayers through political corruption. Tweed was head of Tammany Hall, the Democratic Party political machine that played a major role in the politics of 19th century New York. He died in jail.

William Marcy Tweed

William M. Tweed (April 3, 1823 – April 12, 1878), sometimes informally called Boss Tweed, was…