The Cartoonist And The Candidate: Thomas Nast, Horace Greeley, And The Campaign Of 1872 – 2012

Exhibit Location: Horace Greeley House

Exhibit Year: 2013

The bitter, highly personal presidential campaign of 1872, in which Horace Greeley tried to unseat incumbent U.S. Grant, was re-enacted in an exhibition at the Greeley House. The exhibition was based upon the savage but often hilarious cartoons that Thomas Nast drew in his relentless assault upon Greeley and his candidacy. The cartoons of June 1872 were on view, and depicted.