Tammany refused to die, however.  Nast chronicled the ebb and flow of its fortunes over the next few years, pitting the Tammany Tiger against the Republican Lamb. In 1886, he admitted Tweed's legacy lived on.

 

LambFacingTigerJan1876.jpg

In January 1876, the Tammany Tiger is still intimidating the Republican Lamb.

 

 

34-NoRudderNoAimTigerLamb-18760219.jpg

By February, the tiger has lost his tail and his bearings.

 

 

35-RepbulicanLamb-DemTiger.jpg

When November 1877 arrives, the Tiger has eaten the Lamb.

 

 

66-LambStillSpringy.jpg

A year later, the Lamb rises from the eaten to challenge the Tiger.

 

 

40-FeatheringNestCover18860327.jpg

Years later in 1886, Nast admits defeat. The Boss may be gone but his offspring lives on all over the land.

 

First Page

Go To: Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5, Page 6

 

 

Bill's Books

The Mevrouw Who Saved Manhattan
A Novel of New Amsterdam by Bill Greer

Mevrouw

A "romp through the history of New Netherland that would surely have Petrus Stuyvesant complaining about the riot transpiring between its pages ... Readers are guaranteed a genuine adventure that will evoke the full range of human emotions. Once begun, they can expect to experience that rare difficulty in putting down a book before they have finished."

           -- de Halve Maen, Journal of the Holland Society of New York

About the Book
_________________________
A DIRTY YEAR
Sex, Suffrage & Scandal in Gilded Age New York

A nonfiction narrative of 1872 New York, a city convulsing with social upheaval and sexual revolution and beset with all the excitement and challenges a moment of transformation brings.

Forthcoming from Chicago Review Press