Campaign advertisement for George Macatee

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Campaign advertisement for George Macatee

 

 

Title:
Campaign advertisement for George Macatee
Abstract:
This clever piece of campaign memorabilia announced George Macatee's campaign for the Texas State Legislature in 1962. Note that every detail of this mock federal reserve note has been put to use to advertise Macatee's conservative bona fides, including the signatures ("Kleen House N. Austin" and "A Texan") and the replacement of "dollar" with "scholar" ("of Texas Freedom"). The common conservative themes of fiscal restraint ("this certificate shows tender, legal concern for the public debt") and state sovereignty ("help keep Washington, D.C., out of Texas") also make an appearance.
Collection Name:
Group Research, Inc. Records
Archival Context:
Series III: States. Box no. 423, Folder no. Texas, 1961-2
Subjects:
Macatee, George; 1962
Format:
printed ephemera
Place of Origin:
Texas
Date:
22956
Language:
English
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Digital Project:
Choosing sides: right-wing icons in the Group Research Records
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/D8CR75B7