Catalog No. 0000.00.00
"People's Choice" donkey (Democrat) box bag, black and red
11 1/8 L x 5 3/4 H x 2 3/4 D in.
Box purse of warm-toned wood screen printed in black, gold and red, depicting a donkey surrounded by vine-like flowers with faux-gold coin centers. "People's choice" serigraph in hand-script printed 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
Black, red, gold (metal)
Collins Jewel Colors
Politics, Democratic Party, 1968 Election, animals, elephants, flowers
Signature and/or Mark
"ec" and copyright symbol printed on lower right corner
Reg. no. GP58783; 06/14/1968; "Donkey & 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; natural hand-stained leather trim; 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.