Republican Flask
Republican Flask
Republican Flask
Republican Flask

Republican Flask

  • Stainless steel
  • 6 oz.
  • Hand stitched needlepoint
  • Leather trim
  • Gift boxed
  • This handsome stainless steel needlepoint flask is sure to get the party started (or keep it going) with style. The navy needlepoint with Republican elephant detail is trimmed with full grain leather and is permanently fixed around the flask. There is not a better accessory for your back pocket, wherever the party may take you. CHEERS!

  • Six years after the Republican Party was formed in 1854, Abraham Lincoln became its first member elected to the White House. The earliest connection of the elephant to the Republican Party was an illustration in an 1864 Lincoln presidential campaign newspaper, Father Abraham. It showed an elephant holding a banner and celebrating Union victories. During the Civil War, "seeing the elephant" was slang for engaging in combat, so the elephant was a logical choice to represent successful battles.The pachyderm didn’t start to take hold as a GOP symbol until Thomas Nast used it in an 1874 Harper’s Weekly cartoon. Nast employed the elephant to represent Republicans in additional cartoons during the 1870s, and by 1880, other cartoonists were using the creature to symbolize the party.