Campaign fan

Object Number: 
INV.7098
Date: 
1952
Medium: 
Cardboard, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/2 x 7 in. ( 31.8 x 17.8 cm )
Marks: 
printed: obverse: "I am a "BEST" fan!/ Best fans are everywhere!/ You can be a/Best "fan," too/ Compare/ these Candidates/ Here are the IMPERATIVE/ ISSUES!/ ...
Description: 
Cardboard fan from Frank E. Best's 1952 presidential campaign; white rectangular fan printed with campaign slogans allover; photographic portraits of Best and Harry Truman in the upper corners of the obverse; wooden handle stapled to the reverse.
Gallery Label: 
Frank E. Best ran against Harry Truman on the Southern Democratic ticket. Best's southern leaning platform, although he was from Illinois, included the suppression of Unions, a constitutional amendment to limit the right to vote to white men, granting Hawaii statehood, and exiling all African Americans to an American territory in Africa. Truman won the Democratic nomination, but lost to Dwight D. Eisenhower, a Republican.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group