By: Thomas Nast
Date: June 22, 1878
Size: 10 x 15 1/2 inches
This is a political cartoon print, from Harper's Weekly. "Home Sweet Home! There's No Place Like Home! Destroyer of All. Home ties are nothing. Family ties are nothing. Every thing that is--is nothing."
This cartoon depicts a dressed skeleton, with a hat and Communism banner across his chest. On his hat, is a button which says, "Free Love", He appears to be consoling an elderly couple, holding a baby. In front of the couple on the floor, is a hatchet, which apparently has be used to kill a small serpent.