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Thomas Nast's Original "Southern Exiles" Print

This is a bold Thomas Nast illustration captioned, "Southern Exiles on Their Way North". It is an original leaf from an 1863 edition of Harper's Weekly.  The leaf features images of Southern Families, White and Black, escaping the war, and moving North.

Southern Familes Escaping War

Thomas Nast "Southern Exiles"  (Click on Image for Enlarged View)

The image shows a scared family, looking at an approaching storm.  Lightning can be seen in the background, and the  storm appears to be worsening as darkness approaches.  A man can be seen comforting his wife, and an older woman can be seen on her knees crying.  In the background, a black family appears to be caring for a sick person.  Further in the background, more Black people can be seen watching the approaching storm.

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. 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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