PARTY SYMBOL DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1874

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The traditional mascot of the Republican party is the elephant. A political cartoon (above) by Thomas Nast, published in Harpers Weekly on November 7, 1874, is considered the first notable appearance  of the symbol.

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Thomas Nast is Considered the father of American
political cartooning.

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Harpers Weekly, 11-7-1874

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