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Thomas Nast, 27 Sep 1840 - 7 Dec 1902  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant, 27 Apr 1822 - 23 Jul 1885  Search this
Wood engraving on paper
Image/Sheet: 55.9 × 40.4 cm (22 × 15 7/8")
Exhibition Label:
Ulysses S. Grant was fifty-five when he left the White House. With no concrete plans for the future, he decided to take a sojourn around the world with his wife, Julia, and young son, Jesse. They would be back in two years, but not before they had visited England and Japan and heard welcoming applause from nearly every country of interest and culture in between. Home again in the fall of 1879, the Grants were celebrated with tokens of esteem, as shown by Thomas Nast in this Harper’s Weekly cartoon of October 11, 1879. Nast based his wood engraving on a line from Homer’s Odyssey: “The Goddess (Minerva) dispersed the mist, and earth appeared; and much-enduring, modest Ulysses was then glad, rejoicing in his own land.”
Printed Material\Document\Scroll  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Equipment\Shield  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Imaginary  Search this
Vehicle\Boat  Search this
Newspaper  Search this
Cartoon\Political  Search this
Human Figures\Symbolic Figure  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Male  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of War  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
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American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 110a
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery