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Running for President: Chronicling Almost 200 Years of Propaganda

Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1944

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Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1944

This poster was released while the country was in the throes of World War II. Amid a campaign for his fourth term, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's health was failing. The imagery of Uncle Sam serves as shorthand for the patriotism Roosevelt relied on heading into his next term. (chromatograph poster by James Montgomery Flagg, c. 1944, p. 115)

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