Catalog No. 0000.00.00
"People's Choice" donkey (Democrat) box bag, white and gold
11 1/8 L x 2 3/4 W x 5 3/4 H in.
Box purse of light-toned wood screen printed in gold and white, depicting a donkey surrounded by vine-like flowers with faux-coin centers. Donkey's saddle is decorated with white acrylic floral embellishments with amber centers. Flowers are embellished with faux gold coins. "People's choice" serigraph in hand-script cursive style appears in the lower left corner.
Title of Piece
People's choice (sic)
Enid Collins (American, 1926-1989), for Collins of Texas
White, metallic gold
Collins Jewel Colors
Politics, Democratic Party, 1968 Election, animals, elephants, flowers
Signature and/or Mark
"ec" and copyright symbol printed on lower right corner
Acrylic serigraph on wood; acrylic embellishments; brass findings; vinyl handle; satin lining; mirror
Web-press serigraph print; machine-made box; some hand assembly (hand application of jewels)
Place of Manufacture
Places of Sale
Shows typical wear from use; serigraph vivid; original jewels intact and in place.
Enid Collins designed paired Elephant (Republican Party) and Donkey (Democratic Party) bags to commemorate the 1968 Presidential Election. The parties' conventions, particularly the Democratic Party Convention held in Chicago, became historic events for serving as epicenters of sometimes-violent clashes between protestors.