Bag of peanuts, Jimmy Carter, 1976

Bag of peanuts, Jimmy Carter, 1976

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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.
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Carter, Jimmy
Physical Description
organic material (unspecified); paper (overall material)
brown; green; white; transparent (overall color)
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
ID Number
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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
American Democracy
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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