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Date: Monday, January 1, 2001 
Question/Topic: Democrat Donkey Republican Elephant Political Party Symbols 
Answer/Pointer: See cover, and p. 96, of Self-Portrait: U.S.A., by David Duncan Douglas Oversize 329.0221 Dun Democrat Donkey Republican Elephant Party Symbols Thomas Nast (1840-1902), a German-born illustrator, cartoonist and painter who served as an artist-correspondent for several magazines in the U.S. in the latter half of the 19th century, created the elephant, the donkey and the tiger as political symbols of, respectively, the Republican Party, the Democratic Party, and New York's Tammany Hall. Source: clipping from Parade Magazine, 9/25/88 See also articles in World Book Encyclopedia under Democratic Party and Republican Party. 
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