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13 Cartoons That Rocked Art and Politics

Pointing Fingers

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Pointing Fingers

Thomas Nast’s cartoons criticizing Boss Tweed not only helped oust the politician from his New York City office, they also put him in jail. A Spanish customs official caught Tweed after he recognized him from Nast’s drawings.

This cartoon, called "Who Stole the People's Money," was first printed in 1871.