Fight Communism

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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 case, 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
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
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Digital Project:
Choosing sides: right-wing icons in the Group Research Records
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/D8ZK6TMV