Hailed as a Reformer
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After the charter was signed, Tweed returned from Albany to find himself a hero. Nearly all the papers praised him. On his arrival in the city one of the morning papers told that “a fine full-length portrait by Thomas Hicks was yesterday hung in the Chamber of the Board of Supervisors. It was said to cost $2,500.” He would not have to sit for the noted Academician that week-end. Hicks was the vogue at the time. He had done canvases of Hamilton Fish, Henry Ward Beecher, Parke Godwin of The Evening Post, and Edwin Booth. The tragedian was depicted in his role of Iago.