Sunday, January 3, 2010

History Card - Thomas Nast


Okay, so Thomas Nast wasn't the origin of the word nasty, but he did bring about the downfall of Boss Tweed and his corrupt political machine through the publication of his Nast-y political cartoons. Nast is also responsible to a great degree for the appearance of Santa Claus in America, having revamped the image into the jolly fat man we know today for an advertising campaign. Read more about artist Thomas Nast here.

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