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Cigarettes, Michael Dukakis, 1988

Cigarettes, Michael Dukakis, 1988

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Beginning in the 1950s, retailers had suggested, somewhat humorously, that sales of campaign-themed cigarettes could be used as a form of polling to gauge election results although totals were never tracked systematically. In 1988, the last year campaign cigarettes were nationally distributed, Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis lost to his Republican opponent Vice President George H.W. Bush.
Object Name
cigarette pack
Date made
Dukakis, Michael
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
white; red; blue (overall color)
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 in; 8.89 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Robert L. Rice
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 Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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