The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Collection

Assailed the boodlers : caricature by Thomas Nast

Image of the famous Harper's Weekly “Two Great Questions” satirical cartoon that lampoons the corruption of the notorious "Tweed Ring" a system of political corruption which stole millions of dollars from the city of New York in the 1860s. In the cartoon, William “Boss” Tweed and his cohorts are positioned appropriately in a ring (circle), with each member denying blame by pointing an incriminating finger at the next man. The caricature was drawn by Thomas Nast, a political cartoonist for the New York newspaper responsible for exposing Boss Tweed and his fellow conspirators.


9 x 12 cm

Tribune Company

black and white

  • English

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  • The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Image Collection

  • Chicago Sunday Tribune (December 10, 1933), p. 4

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