Peter Cooper Caricature by Thomas Nast

This is a caricature of Peter Cooper (1791-1883), inventor, industrialist, and philanthropist. Cooper led a successful fight to build a public school system in New York. His most lasting monument is Cooper Union in New York City, his attempt to offer education to the working classes. This caricature plays on Cooper's name.

Date:
1865 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Cartoon
Item#:
MES19520
Photographer:
Mathew Brady
Height:
2733px
Width:
2012px
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