Presidential History Hail to the Candidate Presidential Campaigns Banners to Broadcasts by Keith Melder Political History Books Advertising

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This is a very good large paperback. 1992 Smithsonian Institute Press. This copy is crisp and clean inside and out. The pages are still crisp and clean. Binding tight and straight. NO creasing along spine. the cover is clean and shiny with only a hint of shelf wear. Quarto book size or larger size, 9.5" x 11" with 211 pages including index and notes.

From the age of Washington on, voting our presidents in has been an American ritual. Hail to the Candidate details 200 years of presidential campaigns, chronicling the changing character of American electioneering and displaying the array of devices candidates have used to project a positive image of themselves and a negative image of their opponents.
Drawing on a vivid legacy of buttons, banners, sewing boxes, pipes, snuff boxes, bumper stickers, gadgets and novelties, author Keith Melder traces the rise of political campaigns in 19th century America. Another wonderful title from the Smithsonian Institute Press.

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