Lest We Forget: President John F. Kennedy’s Last Hour in Dallas

President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed at 12:30pm Central time on Friday, November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. The event shocked and horrified the nation and the world. Companies looking to make money, commercialized the tragedy and quickly rushed out postcards and mementos from that fateful day. This series of postcards from an…

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Come On, First Mama: Betty Ford’s Influence on CB Radio During the 1976 Election

The 1976 race for the Presidential Republican nomination between President Gerald Ford and California Governor Ronald Reagan was close. Ford was the incumbent but had never been a part of a presidential election and Reagan and the conservative wing of the Republican Party saw Ford as vulnerable to loss in the general election. The Republican ticket had…

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The LBJ Coloring Book

In honor of today being Election Day in the United States, I thought I would share a strange piece of political ephemera from 1964. This is the LBJ Coloring Book. The coloring book was published  in 1964 by Gem Publishing and was written by Norman Miller and Illustrated by Cal Massey. This coloring book is…

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Close Cover Before Election, Part Three

It’s the day before the election and the final installment of the election-winning series of matchbooks from my collection featuring politicians. As a reminder, go vote for someone other than these candidates from the 1930s through the 1980s.

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