Nelson Harding

Nelson Harding (October 31, 1879 – December 30, 1944) was an American editorial cartoonist for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. He won the annual Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in both 1927 and 1928, and as of 2013 was the only cartoonist so honored in consecutive years.[1] The particular cartoon cited in 1928, "May His Shadow Never Grow Less", was a tribute drawn at the end of the 1927 calendar year to flier Charles Lindbergh.[2]

Harding cartoon from 1919

Harding was born in New York City. His work was often politically conservative by the standards of his day. He took a leading role in opposition to what some New Yorkers considered to be a threat from Bolshevism in the late 1910s, during the so-called First Red Scare. His cartoons portrayed political radicals as bomb-throwers and terrorists.[3]


  1. "Editorial Cartooning". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2011-10-17.
  2. "Education: Pulitzer Prizes". TIME. May 14, 1928. Retrieved 2011-10-17.
  3. "Red Scare: Nelson Harding – Illustrator". Baruch College. Archived from the original on September 12, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-17.
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