Flyer, "GOP Jumbo Jamboree", 1960

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.
associated date
1960 04 04
associated institution
Republican Party
associated place
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
red, white, blue (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 11 in x 6 1/2 in; 27.94 cm x 16.51 cm
ID Number
PL.227739.1960.F051
catalog number
227739.1960.F051
accession number
227739
Credit Line
Ralph E. Becker
subject
Political Campaigns
See more items in
Political History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Exhibition
Exhibition
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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