Tag, "Bound for the Democratic Convention"

Description
Democratic and Republican Party leaders would never have chosen the animals that Thomas Nast did to popularize their policies and ideas. The parties typically adopted national symbols, such as the eagle and the flag. After 1840 the Democratic Party often represented itself as a rooster. Such symbols contended, unsuccessfully, with the popularity of donkeys and elephants into the 20th century.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
ca 1956
referenced
Democratic National Convention
Physical Description
red; white; blue (overall color)
p[aper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 in; x 12.7 cm
ID Number
2004.0180.124
accession number
2004.0180
catalog number
2004.0180.124
subject
Political Campaigns
See more items in
Political History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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