Cartoon, "The Third Term Panic", 1874

Cartoon, "The Third Term Panic", 1874

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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.
Object Name
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1874 11 07
associated institution
Republican National Party
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 10 1/2 in x 15 3/4 in; 26.67 cm x 40.005 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Ralph E. Becker
Political Caricatures
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Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
American Democracy
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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