Cartoon, "The Third Term Panic", 1874

Description
Cartoonist Thomas Nast featured an elephant for the first time in 1874 to represent the Republican vote. He rendered the animal, unsure of its own weight, plodding through planks representing its own party platform.
associated date
1874 11 07
associated institution
Republican National Party
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 1/2 in x 15 3/4 in; 26.67 cm x 40.005 cm
ID Number
PL.227739.1874.A22
catalog number
227739.1874.A22
accession number
227739
Credit Line
Ralph E. Becker
subject
Political Caricatures
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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