Catalog No. 0000.00.00
"People's Choice" elephant (Republican) box bag, white with dark coins
11 1/8 L x 5 3/4 H x 2 3/4 D in.
Box purse of light-toned wood screen printed in gold and white, depicting an elephant surrounded by vine-like flowers. Elephant's saddle is decorated with white floral embellishments with amber centers. Flowers are embellished with antiqued-style faux 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
Associated Product Codes
Collins Jewel Colors
Politics, Republican Party, 1968 Election, animals, elephants, flowers
Signature and/or Mark
"ec" and copyright symbol printed on lower right corner
Reg. no. GP38782; 06/14/1968; "Elephant & flowers"
Acrylic serigraph on heavily lacquered solid wood (probably mahogany); glass jewels manufactured for Collins of Texas in the Czech Republic; acrylic embellishments; hand-wrought solid brass clasps and ornaments; rigid vinyl handle; satin lining; mirror
Serigraph (screen) print; machine-made box with hand-applied stain and lacquer; hand-wrought solid brass; 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.