Bag of peanuts, Jimmy Carter, 1976


Jimmy Carter, governor of Georgia, was the 1976 Democratic nominee. Prior to entering politics, Carter had been a naval officer and a successful peanut farmer. His favorite crop figured prominently in campaign items for and against him. According to the packaging, this bag of peanuts was “paid for by the Jimmy Carter Presidential Campaign Committee.” Such items could not be handed out everywhere. For example, in Oregon, giving away packets of Carter peanuts was prohibited by a state law banning campaigns from distributing “items of value. Carter won the 1976 election, defeating Republican incumbent President Gerald Ford.

Date Made: 1976Associated Date: 1976

Described: Carter, Jimmy

General Subject Association: Political Campaigns


See more items in: Political 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

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1977.0603.10Accession Number: 1977.0603Catalog Number: 1977.0603.10

Object Name: advertisement

Physical Description: organic material (unspecified); paper (overall material)brown; green; white; transparent (overall color)Measurements: overall: 3 1/2 in x 1 3/4 in x 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 4.445 cm x 1.27 cm


Record Id: nmah_543515

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