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Door to Door

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.

Eisenhower campaign door hanger, 1952

Nixon campaign door hanger, 1960

Lodge campaign door hanger, 1960

Goldwater campaign door hanger, 1964

McCain campaign door hanger, 2008

Obama campaign door hanger, 2008

Obama campaign door hanger, 2008

Gifts of Ralph E. Becker Collection of Political Americana, State Historical Society of Iowa, and William L. Bird