Wednesday, March 6, 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.

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