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“The Third-Term Panic,” by Thomas Nast, was originally published in “Harper’s Magazine” in 1874 and is considered the point when the donkey and elephant — which had been in use since the 1830s — came to symbolize the two parties. At the time, Republican Ulysses S. Grant had served two terms as president and was considering running for a third. In the cartoon, a donkey wearing a lion’s skin labeled “Caeserism” frightens off other animals, including an elephant identified as “The Republican Vote.”

The article “Exhibits highlight cartoonists’ focus on the First Amendment” (The Daily News, June 22, 2019, page 10) offers a chance to praise those print media specialists.

Cartoonists very swiftly get their points across; yet with true effect. They have tamed the enemy of writing; it is that formidable foe we call “time.”