Black illustration of an elephant on red and what stripes with an outer blue edge with white stars
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The elephant has been used as the symbol for the Republican party since its first appearance in the publication Harper's Weekly in 1874. It was created by cartoonist Thomas Nast, who portrayed the animal, labeled "The Republican Vote" running scared from a donkey dressed as a lion.