PARTY SYMBOL USED FOR FIRST TIME IN 1870

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A cartoon by Thomas Nast titled "A Live Jackass Kicking a Dead Lion" appeared 
the January 15, 1870 issue of "Harper’s Weekly." The cartoon used the donkey to symbolize the Democratic Party for the first time.

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Thomas H. Nast, "Father of the American Cartoon"

DEMO DONKEY

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