Etching Proof from a Thomas Nast Drawing, "The Slave of Fashion," 1878

Summary

Thomas Nast (1840-1902) was an influential illustrator and political cartoonist. Many of the illustrations he created reflected his political leanings and general observations of American society. In an April 1878 issue of Harper's Bazar, the poem "Sister Slaves" pondered the plight of two slaves: one to household drudgery, the other to fashion. This was Nast's vision of the "The Slave of Fashion."

Thomas Nast (1840-1902) was an influential illustrator and political cartoonist. Many of the illustrations he created reflected his political leanings and general observations of American society. In an April 1878 issue of Harper's Bazar, the poem "Sister Slaves" pondered the plight of two slaves: one to household drudgery, the other to fashion. This was Nast's vision of the "The Slave of Fashion."

Artifact

Print (Visual work)

Date Made

1878

Subject Date

20 April 1878

Collection Title

Print Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

56.39.8

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Backing (Textile material)

Technique

Etching (Printing process)

Dimensions

Height: 21 in

Width: 13.5 in

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