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First appearance together of the Democratic donkey & Republican elephant...
Item # 174414
December 27, 1879
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 27, 1879 An ideal issue for any political junkie as it contains the famous Thomas Nast print with the first appearance together of the Republican elephant & Democratic donkey. Thomas Nast was the creator of these two famous political symbols making this a very significant print. The caption reads: "Stranger Things Have Happened."
The balance of the issue is taken up with other prints & text, including a ftpg. image of: "M. Ernest Renan", a fullpg. with 8 images of: "Sketches on the Road", a doublepg. centerfold: "Sketches In Fulton Market", a fullpg: "The Dairy Fair, New York" and a fullpg. with five vignettes of: "Charcoal Burning".
Important note: Due to typical binding practices of the day, all "end of the year" issues tend to be in poor condition (the rule rather than the exception). However, since this issue is being offered for the key Nast print, we will make certain this key print is in 1st-rate condition. Other pages/prints may not be, and the price reflects this. If a 100% 1st-rate issue is ever obtained, we will offer it for about 25% more than the posted price for this listing. If available (rarely), it can be found by searching our website for 12/27/1879.