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Thomas Nast Slavery Pictures

Thomas Nast was a staunch Abraham Lincoln supporter, defender of the Union Cause in the Civil War, and strong opponent to Slavery.  Nast used his art to show the Nation a picture of how things could be.  He created the artwork below on the topic of Slavery, in the days that Slavery was still a thriving institution in our land.  Thomas Nast's dramatic illustrations helped our Nation understand the moral outrage of slavery. The images capture the important events related to Slavery in the 1860's. The collection below contains all Slavery Artwork created by Thomas Nast during the Civil War years. Each leaf is original, and over 135 years old. This artwork was critical in helping to lead our Nation out of the Corrupt and Bankrupt Institution of Slavery, and onto a path of freedom and equality for all men.

Black Soldiers Soldiers

You are viewing an original 1863 Civil War illustration by Thomas Nast.  It is from an 1863 edition of Harper's Weekly. This original 1863 illustration shows a full infantry charge of the First Kansas Volunteer Colored unit. The scene is of the Battle of Island Mounds, where the First Kansas Volunteer regiment routed a Rebel regiment. This illustration shows some amazing action as the emancipated slaves, turned union soldiers, unleash on a group of rebel soldiers.

Buffalo Soldiers

Thomas Nast Buffalo Soldiers  (Click on Image for Enlarged View)

The battle turned out to be a rout, with the Buffalo Soldiers putting the Rebels into full retreat The leaf is captioned, "A Negro Regiment in Action".  The buffalo soldiers can be seen fighting bravely under the United States flag.  The men in the foreground are running into battle.  The buffalo soldiers already at the front appear to be putting the enemy to the bayonet.  These buffalo soldiers are fighting with both pride and intensity.

This is a dramatic illustration of Buffalo Soldiers in action.  It shows the classic Nast attention to detail, and reveals a wealth of important historical content.

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













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