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Nast cartoon with Republican elephant...

Item # 174550

April 16, 1881

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 16, 1881  The prime print in this issue is the full front page Thomas Nast print titled: "The Readjusting Performances". The prime feature of this famous political cartoon is the image of an elephant labeled: "Republican Pachyderm".
Thomas Nast was the creator of the elephant as a symbol of the Republican party, the donkey for the Democratic party, and the modern version of Santa Claus as well. The Republican elephant first appeared in an 1874 issue of Harper's Weekly. This is the first appearance on the front page, making it very displayable.
Other prints include a fullpg: 'Seal Hunting in the Northern Seas"; doublepage centerfold: 'Perils of the Coast--The Life-Saving Service" and more.
Sixteen pages.

Category: 1880-1889