Thomas Nast- The Border States

 

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Thomas Nast's Original "Civil War in the Border States" Print

This, is an 1863 Thomas Nast Civil War illustration.  The leaf is captioned, "The War in the West.", and has a large banner which reads, "The War in The Border States".  The illustration shows a picture of the suffering of families living in the border states during the Civil War. The inset image on the left of the leaf shows starving women and children begging soldiers for bread.  The image shows a generous soldier giving the meager rations that he has to a hungry woman.

Civil War Border States

Thomas Nast "The Border States"  (Click on Image for Enlarged View)

The image at the right of the leaf shows a woman and her children crying over the body of a man, apparently killed in the recent fighting. Troops can be seen marching past in the background.

The illustration captures the horror and loss of the Civil War, which was especially bad in the the Border States.

We hope you enjoy this complete Gallery of the Civil War works of Thomas Nast.  We have created this digital archive for the use of researchers and students of Thomas Nast.  Please remember that the digitally enhanced images are Copyright Son of the South Material, so do not use them without asking permission.  If you would like to use any of these images, please ask.  For more information, contact paul@sonofthesouth.net .

A Note to our Readers

We created this Thomas Nast Gallery to digitally preserve Nast's Civil War work for posterity.  We are now making the original, 140 year old leafs available for a price of $250 each.  The proceeds from the sale of the material will enable us to continue to expand the material featured on our site.  Please contact paul@sonofthesouth.net if you are interested in acquiring one of these original leafs.

 

 

 

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