A Political Postcard featuring Mayor A.A. Forsythe

https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-orv%3A62

This is a postcard from our collection showing a rooster and a photo of Mayor Forsythe. Why a rooster you may ask? The symbol of the Democratic party was once the rooster. As a matter of fact, in one election, the opponent’s slogan was “Turn the rooster!”.

Political ad from a local paper in 1860.

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