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

Subject: Political Campaigns

See more items in: Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection, Government, Politics, and Reform, American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith

Exhibition: American Democracy

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Ralph E. Becker Collection of Political Americana

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PL.227739.1960.F051Catalog Number: 227739.1960.F051Accession Number: 227739

Object Name: Broadsideflyer

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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-2334-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_509758

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