1944 or 1948
overall closed: 16 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. ( 41.9 x 29.2 cm )
printed: center: "Women's Committee/ for/ DEWEY" printed: on handles: "USE BOTH HANDLES/ PATENT PENDING" printed: at base: "TRADE MARK/ UNION" in a shield
Brown paper shopping bag from the 1944 or 1948 Presidential campaign of Thomas E. Dewey with "Women's Committee/ for/ DEWEY" printed in blue on both sides.
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.
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