Campaign Door Hanger, 2008


Door hanger left by an election canvasser campaigning for Republican John McCain in 2012.

Going door to door to canvass undecided, indifferent, and lazy voters is a time-honored tradition. To be effective, canvassing requires feet on the ground, a business-like organization of campaign staff and volunteers. Canvassing has persisted well into the television and Internet age, guided by predictive models to determine how to turn out the vote and win elections.

Date Made: 2008

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

General Subject Association: Political Campaigns


See more items in: Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection; Political History, Civil Rights Collection, Government, Politics, and Reform, American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith


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Credit Line: William L. Bird

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2009.0032.13Catalog Number: 2009.0032.13Accession Number: 2009.0032

Object Name: Doorknob Hangerdoorknob hangerhangerdoor hanger

Physical Description: cardboard (overall material)red (overall color)white (overall color)blue (overall color)black (overall color)brown (overall color)Measurements: overall: 11 in x 4 1/2 in; 27.94 cm x 11.43 cm


Record Id: nmah_1349875

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