Tuesday, November 4, 2008

General Election Day: 2008

This is Thomas Nast, the nineteenth century's most influential political satirist and cartoonist. Nast created the modern version of Santa Claus; Uncle Sam; the Republican Elephant and the Democratic Donkey.

Images of Nast's political symbols, above, are courtesy of The Ohio State University Libraries.

Men moving ballot boxes in 1927.

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Delegates to the 1912 Republican National Convention, Chicago Coliseum. They nominated William Howard Taft from Ohio for re-election as President of the United States and James S. Sherman from New York for Vice President.

Today is General Election Day: 2008. I thought you might enjoy looking back to other times, as we vote for our future here in the United States.

Photographs courtesy of www.old-picture.com.

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