‘Presidential Posters’ Book Review

Editor's Picks, Featured Article
on May 21, 2012
Thomas Dewey

Presidential Campaign Posters
From The Library of Congress
Softcover, 208 pages ($40)

Almost since the beginning of our nation, presidential contenders have used posters as part of their campaign arsenals—to sell their message, draw lines of separation, and sling mud. This handsome, 11” x 14” collection includes more than 100 suitable-for-framing reproductions of vintage one-sheet posters throughout American history (from Andrew Jackson’s 1828 campaign against John Quincy Adams to Barack Obama’s iconic 2008 “Hope”), plus several culturally significant parodies, in an entertaining, informative overview about “the art” of getting out the vote.

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