Fight Communism

 

Title
Fight Communism
Abstract
Poster stamps like these (see also: Dump Lindsay) are precursors to modern stickers. Although carrying no monetary value, conservative activists would often affix them to letters, postcards, and flyers as a way of advocating their causes. This example showcases two of the most common icons that conservatives used to evoke American pride: the United States flag and the Statue of Liberty. In this ca se, the flagpole doubles as a spear, piercing the communist “snake within our borders” as the Statue of Liberty towers above it, visually suggesting the power of the United States to defeat its enemies.
Collection Name
Group Research, Inc. Records
Archival Context
Series II: Topical Files. Box no. 407, Folder no. Right Wing -- Miscellaneous
Format
printed ephemera
Genre
printed ephemera
Origin Information
1955
Date
[between 1955 and 1996]; Date based on the earliest and latest dates of the Group Research, Inc. records collection.
Note (Date)
Date based on the earliest and latest dates of the Group Research, Inc. records collection.
Language
English
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Also In
Choosing sides
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/D8ZK6TMV