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ďRival Jockeys Coming to an UnderstandingĒ

Topic:
Antebellum Era
Source:
Phunny Phellow
Date:  October 1859
 
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When he was not quite 19 years old, Thomas Nastís first opportunity to contribute political cartoons on a regular basis came in early September 1859 with the establishment of Phunny Phellow, a comic monthly supported by the hugely successful publisher of popular fiction, Street and Smith.  The young caricaturistís unsigned work as a professional illustrator had been appearing intermittently in the firmís flagship New York Weekly for several months.  He would maintain a working relationship with the two Street and Smith publications until August 1873, when a new contract with Harperís Weekly obligated him to end the association. 

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