ITEM #: GVDS0012r Patriotic Republican Elephant by Glitterville
Material: Stuffed Fabric
In present time, the elephant is the Republican party's logo or symbol. The origin of this can be traced back to 1874 when Thomas Nast drew a cartoon that used the elephant to represent the Republican vote, and from that point on many political cartoonists also used the elephant in association with the Republicans. However, back in 1860 when Abraham Lincoln became the Republican party's first elected president, the elephant was sometimes used in print in association with the election. This stuffed elephant doll covered in the stars and stripes of the United States flag would make a great display piece for all of the Patriotic holidays!