"The Champion of the Fenians."
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- Who Counts? A Look at Voter Rights through Political Cartoons
In 1876, when Charles Francis Adams, a reform Republican, ran for governor of Massachusetts as a Democrat, Thomas Nast parodied the austere Adams as the hypocritical “Champion of the Fenians”—attired as a stereotypical Irish-American politician.
See also, in the same issue of Harper's, Nast’s depiction of Charles Francis Adams as a frozen block of ice upon which "Massachusetts Democracy" wrecked.