Donkey Cufflinks

SKU H4077
Donkey Cufflinks

The Democratic Party’s donkey has been on the political scene since the 19th century and its origins can be traced to the 1828 presidential campaign of Andrew Jackson. During that race, opponents of Jackson called him a jackass. Rather than rejecting the label, Jackson, a hero of the War of 1812 who later served in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, was amused by it and he included an image of the animal in his campaign posters. Jackson went on to defeat incumbent John Quincy Adams and serve as America’s first Democratic president. In the 1870s, influential political cartoonist Thomas Nast helped popularize the donkey as a symbol for the entire Democratic Party.

Our Donkey Cufflinks are enamel on silvertone plate and measure approximately 7/8" W x 1/2" L. They come packaged in a velveteen-lined gift box.

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