Campaign placard

Campaign placard
Title
Campaign placard
Date 
1948
Medium 
Cardboard, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 17 1/2 x 28 in. ( 44.4 x 71.1 cm )
Description 
Cardboard campaign placard of Thomas E. Dewey in the shape of the bottom of a broom painted in yellow on a green ground; inscribed "CLEAN HOUSE/ with/ DEWEY" in blue.
Object Number 
Z.1426
Marks 
painted: across broom end: "CLEAN HOUSE/ with/ DEWEY"
Gallery Label 
Thomas E. Dewey ran on the Republican ticket against Harry Truman, the incumbant, for president in 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.
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Creative: Tronvig Group