An oversized collection of the most striking and thought-providing presidential campaign posters throughout American history—perfect for political junkies and history buffs alike
Shepard Fairey’s instant-classic “Hope” poster for Barack Obama elevated the age-old art of the campaign poster back into the forefront of American awareness. Now, dig through the Library of Congress archives and discover the amazing, kickass posters that are every bit as cool 200 years later!
See Andrew Jackson go classy, elegant, and minimalist—while his opponent offers a coffin-laden accounting of all the dead bodies Jackson left behind. Watch as Grover Cleveland decks out his poster with a portrait of his new 21-year-old First Lady; Adlai Stevenson tries really hard to convince everyone not to vote for Dwight Eisenhower; and Richard Nixon grins at us like a favorite TV-sitcom dad.
Every poster is backed with colorful historical commentary and additional artwork. Presidential Campaign Posters is the perfect gift for political junkies of all ages.
About the Author
The Library of Congress has been the guardian of the nation’s memory for more than two centuries. The writers and editors in its publishing office collaborate with curators, reference librarians, and subject specialists to produce books and other materials that open its ever-growing collections and activities to the nation and the world.
“[I]t’s a fun book to flip through: colorful, informative, funny and thought-provoking. It’s perfect for political junkies, or for anyone interested in history.” —The Wichita Eagle
“This handsome, 11” x 14” collection includes more than 100 suitable-for-framing reproductions of vintage one-sheet posters throughout American history (from Andrew Jackson’s 1828 campaign against John Quincy Adams to Barack Obama’s iconic 2008 “Hope”), plus several culturally significant parodies, in an entertaining, informative overview about “the art” of getting out the vote.” —American Profile