Campaign fan

Campaign fan
Campaign fan
Title
Campaign fan
Date 
1952
Medium 
Cardboard, wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 12 1/2 x 7 in. ( 31.8 x 17.8 cm )
Description 
Cardboard fan from Frank E. Best's 1952 presidential campaign; white rectangular fan printed with campaign slogans allover; photographic portraits of Best and Harry Truman in the upper corners of the obverse; wooden handle stapled to the reverse.
Object Number 
INV.7098
Marks 
printed: obverse: "I am a "BEST" fan!/ Best fans are everywhere!/ You can be a/Best "fan," too/ Compare/ these Candidates/ Here are the IMPERATIVE/ ISSUES!/ ...
Gallery Label 
Frank E. Best ran against Harry Truman on the Southern Democratic ticket. Best's southern leaning platform, although he was from Illinois, included the suppression of Unions, a constitutional amendment to limit the right to vote to white men, granting Hawaii statehood, and exiling all African Americans to an American territory in Africa. Truman won the Democratic nomination, but lost to Dwight D. Eisenhower, a Republican.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group