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Thomas Nast's 'Central Park in Winter'


For the January 30, 1864, issue of Harper’s Weekly, Thomas Nast drew a many-paneled illustration of Central Park in winter.  Like many of his works, this one featured a large central drawing, surrounded by smaller vignettes in round and elliptical frames.  586 more words

American History

January 15, 1919: One If by Treacle

January 15, 1919

It was midway through the lunch hour on an unseasonably warm day in Boston, Massachusetts. Folks outside taking in the nice weather were the first to hear the loud rumbling… 299 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Satire, Symbolism, and the Art of the Political Cartoon

By Ethan Morris, Former CHP Graduate Research Assistant

Growing up, I used to read the funny pages in the Sunday papers and look over the political cartoons in the editorial section. 670 more words

Thomas Nast’s Divided Christmas

On this day in 1863 Thomas Nast’s Christmas Eve forced the readers of Harper’s Weekly to confront the hardships of a war-torn wintry season. Though drawn in 1862, the image occupied a double-page spread in the January 3, 1863 edition of the popular illustrated newspaper. 14 more words

Thomas Nast’s Divided Christmas

On this day in 1863 Thomas Nast’s Christmas Eve forced the readers of Harper’s Weekly to confront the hardships of a war-torn wintry season. Though drawn in 1862, the image occupied a double-page spread in the January 3, 1863 edition of the popular illustrated newspaper. 1,039 more words

Common Soldier

WHY CHILDREN GET GIFTS ON CHRISTMAS: A HISTORY

In 1800s New York, the overlapping interests of middle-class families and the wealthy produced a cultural practice that’s still in place today.

Paul Ringel, in an article in… 832 more words

Culture

Ist der Weihnachtsmann wirklich eine Erfindung von Coca-Cola?

Füllig, freundlich, fröhlich präsentiert ein großer Brausekonzern Santa Claus. Aber ist der Weihnachtsmann tatsächlich ein Geschöpf der Werbung? Eine Spurensuche.

Die Augen des Malers wandern zwischen Modell und Leinwand: Vor ihm sitzt ein älterer Mann mit rundem Gesicht und rosigen Wangen, der Blick fröhlich, das Lächeln verschmitzt. 825 more words

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