By Edith Gelles
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Says a miss one year short of her teens. 3 Comparing himself to a pig was less common than his simply emphasizing his untidiness. 4 In these drawings, Nast habitually appeared with wild, unkempt hair, ill-fitting and wrinkled clothing, and a belly that extended far beyond the width of his shoulders. In contrast, he drew Sallie as a statuesque, elegant, and composed woman, and always at his side to provide the greatest contrast. This idealization of Sallie, and concurrent mockery of himself, continued throughout Nast’s life.
OH!!! What some people can do and say, is really quite astounding. E. S. And nothing can be found to equal it, except the imprudence of others. 5 And so on, for a few more iterations. Sallie liked to be informal in her letters, and she matched Nast’s ability to mock himself with her selfdeprecating style. Addressing a note to him, she wrote, “Mr. ”6 Clearly, Sallie’s charm and sense of fun balanced her dignity and grace. But not all of Nast’s social activity in the Edwards circle related to his developing self-image; nor was it confined to theatricals and silly games.
Men eagerly joined political parties—especially the Democratic Party, which courted immigrant votes assiduously—while retaining preexisting political loyalties based on their county of origin, the street they lived on, or simple personal affinity. Political culture is a fluid concept. Originated by political scientists who hoped to draw the study of politics from the “legal-institutional” model to one that recognized individual behavior and non-elite populations, political culture has helped to spur the study of what ordinary people do and think.
Abigail and John: Portrait of a Marriage by Edith Gelles
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