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Monday, 23 July 2012

Presidential Campaign Posters: Two Hundred Years of Election Art

The mandatory part of any presidential campaign are campaign posters, design of which must combine creative design and propaganda overtones.

Library of Congress for many years has been keeping a few samples of rare posters, created at different times of the presidential elections. Recenlty, library's leadership has decided to gather the best of them and release as a book entitled 'Presidential Campaign Posters: Two Hundred Years of Election Art". 

It acquaints readers with the most interesting posters created over 200 years of art in the U.S. election.

1856: James Buchanan (Democrat) v. James Fremont (Republican) v. Millard Fillmore (American)
1860: Abraham Lincoln (Republican) v. Stephen Douglas (Democrat) v. John C. Breckinridge (Southern Democrat) v. John Bell (Constitutional Union)
1860: Abraham Lincoln (Republican) v. George B. McClellan (Democrat)
1872: Ulysses S. Grant (Republican) v. Horace Greeley (Liberal Republican)
1908: William H. Taft (Republican) v. William J. Bryan (Democrat) v. Eugene V. Debs (Socialist)
1924: Calvin Coolidge (Republican) v. John Davis (Democrat) v. Robert La Follette (Progressive)
1968: Richard M. Nixon (Republican) v. Hubert Humphrey (Democrat) v. George Wallace (Independent)
2008: Barack Obama (Democrat) v. John McCain (Republican)
1980: Ronald Reagan (Republican) v. Jimmy Carter (Democrat) v. John Anderson (Independent)
2008: Barack Obama (Democrat) v. John McCain (Republican)

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