Etching Proof from a Thomas Nast Drawing, "A Dream, before and after Thanksgiving Dinner," 1878

Summary

Thomas Nast (1840-1902) was an influential illustrator and political cartoonist. Though he is best known for the creation of our modern image of Santa Claus, Nast created many endearing illustrations depicting other holiday activities. This image, originally published in Harper's Weekly in 1878, depicts the possible effects of overindulgence on Thanksgiving.

Thomas Nast (1840-1902) was an influential illustrator and political cartoonist. Though he is best known for the creation of our modern image of Santa Claus, Nast created many endearing illustrations depicting other holiday activities. This image, originally published in Harper's Weekly in 1878, depicts the possible effects of overindulgence on Thanksgiving.

Artifact

Print (Visual work)

Date Made

1878

Subject Date

07 December 1878

Collection Title

Print Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

56.39.14

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Backing (Textile material)

Technique

Etching (Printing process)

Dimensions

Height: 16.5 in

Width: 11 in

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