Campaign apron

Object Number: 
INV.7388
Date: 
1944
Medium: 
Tissue paper, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/4 x 11 1/4 in. ( 26 x 28.6 cm )
Marks: 
printed: center: "A CLEAN SWEEP/ with/ DEWEY and/ BRICKER" printed: below eagle: "SIGN AND PICTORAL/ (?)/ No 6/ LOCAL 331"
Description: 
White tissue paper apron from the 1944 or 1948 Presidential campaign of Thomas E. Dewey; curved edge with a tissue paper ruffle and white cotton ties sewn accross the top; "A CLEAN SWEEP/ with/ DEWEY and/ BRICKER" printed in blue with a stylized eagle below.
Gallery Label: 
Thomas E. Dewey ran on the Republican ticket against Harry Truman for president in 1944 and 1948. The slogan "Clean House with Dewey" refered to the general dissatisfaction the American public held for Truman and his legislative agenda. Dewey did not campaign on any issues, believing American negativism toward Truman would be enough for a victory. Truman was re-elected in 1948.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group