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“The Man With the (Carpet) Bags”

Thomas Nast's 1872 illustration for Harper's features a caricature of Carl Schurz, a “carpetbagger.” Schurz was an anti-slavery northern Republican who moved to Missouri after the Civil War to run for national office.

Creator Nast, Thomas (Artist)
Coverage 1872
Category Government/Politics, History
Regions Central Louisiana, Greater New Orleans, Northeast Louisiana, Northwest Louisiana, Southeast Louisiana (Florida Parishes), Southwest Louisiana (Acadiana)
Time Periods Reconstruction Period
Index letter C
Medium Engraving
Repository Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
ID Number LC-USZ62-77793
Copyright Public Domain
Disclaimer The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities believes this image to be in the public domain and knows of no restrictions on publication.

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