Cigarettes, Dwight Eisenhower, 1950s

Cigarettes, Dwight Eisenhower, 1950s

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Republican Dwight Eisenhower and Democrat Adlai Stevenson first ran against each other for president in 1952. That year the Tobacco Blending Corporation of Louisville, Kentucky produced cigarettes for both parties, the first time cigarettes were marketed as campaign items. Because the cigarettes promoting eventual winner Eisenhower outsold those featuring his opponent, a company spokesman observed that “the number of packs we sold was a better indication of how the election would turn out than the polls.”
Object Name
Cigarette Package
associated person
Eisenhower, Dwight D.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
white, red, blue, gray (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 3 in x 2 1/4 in x 3/4 in; 7.62 cm x 5.715 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
PL.227739.1956.X07
catalog number
227739.1956.X07
accession number
227739
Credit Line
The Ralph E Becker Collection of Political Americana
subject
Political Campaigns
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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
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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