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
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
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 ©
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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
if you are interested in acquiring one of these original leafs.