Bumper sticker endorsing Carl Stokes for Mayor of Cleveland

Image for Bumper sticker endorsing Carl Stokes for Mayor of Cleveland
Printed by
Unidentified
Commissioned by
Stokes for Mayor Committee, American, 1965 - 1967
Subject of
Stokes, Carl, American, 1927 - 1996
Medium
ink and adhesive on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions
H x W: 3 × 12 in. (7.6 × 30.5 cm)
Type
bumper stickers
Place depicted
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1967
Description
An orange bumper sticker printed with black text advocating Carl Stokes for Mayor of Cleveland. The sticker reads [STOKES] across the top half in bold letters, with [For A Better Cleveland] printed in smaller, narrower letters on the bottom half. Information on the Stokes for Mayor Committee is in small print along the bottom of the bumper sticker. In the bottom PR corner is a stamp, mostly illegible, likely a printer's union mark identifying at what shop the sticker was produced. The back of the sticker is covered in a waxy paper over the adhesive, which bears the manufacturer's logo.
Topic
African American
Politics (Practical)
United States--History--1961-1969
United States--History--1969-2001
Urban life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Anonymous Gift
Object number
2014.36.7
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition
A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 1, C1 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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