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"Led Us Not Into Temptation"

Topic:
Seymour as Evil
Source:
Harper's Weekly
Cartoonist:
Thomas Nast
Date:
September 19, 1868, p. 600
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With this cartoon Nast extends his depiction of Seymour having demonically horned hair to portraying the Democratic nominee explicitly as Satan the tempter. The cartoonist presents the choice before the voters as a stark one, foretelling extremely different futures: a vote for Grant and the Republicans leads to peace and prosperity-heaven on earth; while a ballot cast for Seymour and the Democrats leads to war and ruin-hell on earth.
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