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Quirky Tools of Past Presidential Campaigns Find a New Audience

Publisher: 
The Wall Street Journal
Date: 
August 24, 2016
Before presidential campaigns rolled out their messaging with robocalls and social media, they found folksier ways to spread the word. Like printing an opponent’s face on a toilet seat or referencing serious issues on soda cans. Political memorabilia—some of it playful and surprisingly strange—take center stage in Campaigning for the Presidency, 1960-1972: Selections from the Museum of Democracy, an exhibition opening Friday at the New-York Historical Society. The show features some 120 curiosities from races run by John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Barry Goldwater,Lyndon Johnson, George McGovern, Hubert Humphrey and George Wallace. Read more…
Creative: Tronvig Group