This exhibition features political ephemera from the collections of the Museum of the City of New York. While most of collection is related local political campaigns, these objects speak to New Yorkers' support of Presidential candidates.
Parker was referred to as a "Bourbon" Democrat. The term is believed to have originated with a group of anti-Reconstruction, conservative extremist Democrats in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Through later identification with the Bourbon dynasty in France, Democrats who sought to maintain the aristocracy and social traditions of the Old South, also became known as "Bourbons."