Besides Winslow Homer, Thomas Nast is perhaps the best known of Harper's artists: "This week we publish . . . a drawing by Thomas Nast, the subject of which is the great event of the day: EMANCIPATION. In the centre of the picture is a . . . free and happy home. Here domestic peace and comfort reign supreme. . . . On the wall hangs a portrait of President Lincoln, whom the family can not sufficiently admire and revere. . . . On the left are incidents of everyday occurrence in slave life; and, in happy contrast, on the right we see some of the inevitable results of freedom and civilization."


  • Title: Emancipation
  • Creator: Thomas Nast
  • Date Created: 1863
  • Type: Print
  • Publisher: Harper's Weekly
  • Medium: Wood engraving
  • Provenance: Museum Purchase, 2016 (2016.03)

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