Lodge Campaign Door Hanger, 1960


Door hanger left by an election canvasser campaigning for Republican Vice Presidential candidate Henry Cabot Lodge in 1960.

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.

Associated Person: Lodge, Henry Cabot

Used: Political Campaigns


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

Exhibition: American Democracy

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Ralph E. Becker Collection of Political Americana

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PL.227739.1960.X178Catalog Number: 227739.1960.X178Accession Number: 227739

Object Name: Card, Door

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 6 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 15.875 cm x 8.89 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-e7be-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_492974

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