Ararat Elephants

March, 2023

Ararat Elephants

Maker Unidentified

Circa 1950

Possibly made in Redlands, California

30” x 34”

Lynn Miller Collection 2021.082.0125

The Kansas City Star newspaper published the Ararat pattern in 1931 to commemorate an elephant that lived in the Swope Park Zoo in Kansas City. Readers presumed this was a political representation of the GOP elephant however, and requested a pattern for a Democratic donkey. Three weeks later, the design for Giddap was published, described by The Star as a "very democratic donkey."