Random notes and commentary on illustration, urban sketching, art and visual communication by newspaper artist and Urban Sketchers founder Gabriel Campanario.
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
And the first Democratic donkey
Thomas Nast also popularized the donkey as a symbol of the Democratic Party. This is the first cartoon where the donkey appeared. It was published in Harper's Weekly on January 15, 1870, as commentary on the relations between the Northern Democrats, also known as "copperheads," and Lincoln's Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton.