Campaign fan

Object Number: 
INV.7414
Date: 
1944 or 1948
Medium: 
Cardboard
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. ( 24.8 x 26.7 cm )
Marks: 
printed: center: "DEWEY" printed: below fingerhole: "PAT./ GOGERTY DISPLAYS/ MOUNT VERNON. N. Y./ 623 I. P. F. U."
Description: 
Blue cardboard hand-held fan from the 1944 or 1948 Presidential campaign of Thomas E. Dewey; arched shape with a finger hole toward the bottom; "DEWEY" printed in white with a stylized eagle below on both sides.
Gallery Label: 
Thomas E. Dewey ran on the Republican ticket against Harry Truman, for president in 1944 and 1948. The slogan "Clean House with Dewey" refered to the general dissatisfaction the American public held for Truman and his legislative agenda. Dewey did not campaign on any issues, believing American negativism toward Truman would be enough for a victory. Truman was re-elected in 1948.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group