"Checkers" Postcard, 1952

Description
Many viewers believed that they could judge an individual from a television appearance. Fallacious or not, this conviction had political significance. In 1952 Republican vice-presidential candidate Richard Nixon went on the airwaves to defend his character and record in public life. An avalanche of supportive mail followed and, in turn, a grateful campaign mass-mailed a personal thank-you note in the form of a postcard to each respondent.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1952
depicted
Nixon, Patricia
Nixon, Richard M.
Cox, Tricia Nixon
Eisenhower, Julie Nixon
Physical Description
white; black (overall color)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 1/2 in x 5 3/4 in; 8.89 cm x 14.605 cm
ID Number
2007.0159.01
catalog number
2007.0159.01
accession number
2007.0159
subject
Political Campaigns
See more items in
Political History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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