Here, for your consideration, we present the entire
collection of Thomas Nast Civil War illustrations. Nast, perhaps most famous
for his creation of the popular image of Santa Claus, got his start as a
Civil War illustrator. The images below represent among the most
collected pieces of original Civil War art work. You can click on the small Thomas
Nast pics to get a detailed description and enlarged view of the print.
You will notice that Thomas Nast had an incredible eye for detail. You
can study some of these illustrations for hours, and then still find some
new detail or twist in the picture.
Each leaf is original and is over 140 years old. The images represent
Thomas Nast's eye-witness account of the Civil War scenes depicted. This is
an excellent venue for study of the Civil War. You are able to see the
events as they unfolded in front of Thomas Nast. By studying these
images and accompanying descriptions, you can learn about the war just as
the people of the day did.