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“They Won’t Agree on Anything”
September 24, 1922

As they exit the Capitol and return home to campaign for reelection, the Republican elephant and Democratic donkey have differing perspectives on the session. The elephant remembers Republican successes while the donkey remembers the Republican majority’s failures; each hopes this leads to their party’s victory in the upcoming election.

U.S. Senate Collection
Center for Legislative Archives

From Berryman’s Recurring Cast of Characters...

The donkey has become the common symbol of the Democratic Party. It was first associated with Democrat Andrew Jackson’s 1828 Presidential campaign. The figure was popularized in the 1870s when it was frequently featured in the cartoons of Thomas Nast. See more of Berryman’s Recurring Symbolic Characters