Apr 2012

Obama at a Campaign Fundraiser

obama-waves

Barack Obama (D) at a campaign fundraiser at the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan
Media Source:By Austen Hufford [CC-BY-2.0], from Flickr

Jan 2012

Obama’s “Fired Up” Campaign Ad

Using a story from his previous campaign, this ad for Barack Obama (D) was designed to get voters “Fired Up, and Ready to Go!”
By Unknown (Classic TV) [Public Domain], via Internet Archive

Dec 2011

Romney Campaigning in Arizona

Mitt Romney (R) giving an interview at a supporters rally in Paradise Valley, Arizona
Media Source:Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Flickr

Nov 2008

Barack Obama (Democrat) at a Rally in Ohio

Barack Obama (D) at a rally in Cleveland, Ohio in 2008
Media Source: Photo uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by User: TonyTheTiger at en.wikipedia [CC-BY-SA-3.0]

Mar 2008

Al Gore (D) in 2008

Al Gore (D) may not have won the presidential election in 2000, but he was still asked to speak at the Democratic National Convention in 2008
Media Source:By en.wikipedia user: Qqqqqq [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Feb 2008

McCain and Palin Campaigning

John McCain (R) and his running mate, Sarah Palin (R) with their spouses campaigning in Fairfax, Virginia, in 2008
Media Source:Photo by Rachael Dickson [CC BY 2.0], via Flickr

Oct 2004

Kerry Speaks at a Rally in Minneapolis

John Kerry (D) speaks at a rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2004
Media Source:Photo taken by Username: Tomruen at en.wikipedia [CC-BY-SA-3.0], from Wikimedia Commons

Sep 2004

George W. Bush (R) and John Kerry (D) yard signs

George W. Bush (R) and John Kerry (D) yard signs
Media Source:By Matthew Trump.Decumanus at en.wikipedia [CC-BY-SA-3.0], from Wikimedia Commons

Nov 2000

Florida Presidential Ballot

In the 2000 elections, questions were raised about the presidential ballot in Florida and whether or not it was too confusing for some voters to understand.
Media Source:By Flickr user: InSapphoWeTrust [CC BY 2.0]

Oct 2000

Ralph Nader (Independent) Campaigning

Ralph Nader ran for president as an Independent in 2000
Media Source:By Unknown, from Wikimedia Commons

Jan 2000

George W. Bush (R) Campaign Ad

Personal Responsibility, a George W. Bush (R) Campaign Ad
Media Source: Posted to YouTube by user: 4President (4President.tv)[Standard YouTube License]

Jan 1996

Button for Clinton

Campaign button for Bill Clinton and Al Gore (D)
Media Source:Quartermaster [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Sep 1992

George H. W. Bush (R) campaigning

By Susan Biddle (image located at NARA), obtained from Wikimedia Commons
Media Source:By Susan Biddle (image located at NARA), obtained from Wikimedia Commons

Sep 1992

Clinton and Bush Picketers

Bill Clinton (D) supporters picket next to George H.W. Bush (R) supporters
By Flickr user: Joe Shlabotnik [CC BY 2.0]

Mar 1992

George H.W. Bush (R) Campaign Ad

The “What I Am Fighting For?” George H.W. Bush (R) 1992 TV ad
Media Source: The “What I Am Fighting For?” George H.W. Bush (R) 1992 TV ad

Jan 1992

Ross Perot (I) Campaign Ad

Let Your Vote Say So campaign ad from Ross Perot (I)

Media Source: Posted to YouTube by user: TechnerVideo [Standard YouTube License]

Nov 1988

Michael Dukakis (D) campaigning

Michael Dukakis (D) at a campaign rally
Media Source:By Hal O’Brien [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Oct 1988

Bush Campaigning

George W. Bush (R) and John Kerry (D) yard signs
Media Source: Image courtesy of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

Jan 1988

Bush Campaign Balloon

Large balloon used in George H.W. Bush (R) campaign in 1988
Media Source:By Flickr user: amslerPIX [CC BY 2.0]

Nov 1984

Mondale (D) campaign sign

Walter Mondale/Geraldine Ferraro (D) campaign sign
Media Source:by Paul Lowry, from Flickr

Jan 1984

Ronald Reagan Campaign Ad

A campaign ad for Ronald Reagan (R)

Video courtesy of Duke University Libraries, found at the Internet Archive

Jan 1984

Reagan-Bush campaign poster

Poster for the 1984 Ronald Reagan-George H.W. Bush (R) campaign
Media Source: By Dave Kilmer [Public Domain], via Library of Congress

Jan 1984

Walter Mondale (D) Campaign Ad

Campaign ad for Walter Mondale (D)

Media Source: Posted to YouTube by user: Travischurch [Standard YouTube License]

Oct 1980

Ronald Reagan (R) campaigning

Ronald Reagan (R) Campaigning
Media Source:Image courtesy of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

Oct 1980

Carter Campaigning

Jimmy Carter (D) campaigning
Media Source:Photo by Alan C. Teeple [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Sep 1976

Gerald R. Ford Campaigning

Gerald R. Ford (R) campaigning in Gulfport, Mississippi.
Media Source: By Karl Schumacher [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Jan 1976

Gerald Ford (R) Campaign Ad

Peace TV campaign ad for Gerald Ford (R)

Media Source: Posted to YouTube by user: 4President (4President.tv), Courtesy Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library [Standard YouTube License]

Jan 1976

Jimmy Carter (D) Campaign Ad

Washington campaign ad for Jimmy Carter (D)

Media Source: Posted to YouTube by user: 4President (1976 Democratic Presidential Campaign Committee, Courtesy Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, Encoded by 4President.tv, 2006) [Standard YouTube License]

Jan 1976

Carter Campaign Items

Items from the Jimmy Carter (D) campaign of 1976, including a sign, a yo-yo and a pass to the Democratic National Convention.
Media Source: Photo taken by User:Piotrus [CC-BY-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons.jpg

Oct 1972

McGovern at a Campaign Rally

George McGovern (D) speaking to members of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union at a campaign rally.
Media Source:By Kheel Center, Cornell University [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Flickr

Jan 1972

Nixon Ad

An election campaign advertisement for Lyndon Johnson (D)
Media Source: Nixon Administration [Public Domain], via Internet Archive

Jan 1972

McGovern Campaign Poster

This is a George McGovern (D) campaign poster by artist Larry Rivers.
Media Source:by Larry Rivers, Uploaded to Flickr by user: dbking [CC BY-SA 2.0]

Jan 1972

Richard Nixon (R) campaigning

Richard Nixon (R) Campaigning
Media Source:by Oliver F Atkins, Courtesy of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

Oct 1968

The Nixon-Kennedy Debates

1960 was the first election year in which presidential debates were televised. Richard Nixon (R) and John F. Kennedy (D) participated in four presidential debates in September and October of that year.
Media Source:Added to Flickr by Dave Winer, Username: scriptingnews [CC BY-SA 2.0]

Aug 1968

Hubert Humphrey (D) Campaign Ad

Campaign ad from Hubert Humphrey (Democrat)

Media Source: Posted to YouTube by user: TightOnTheTelly [Standard YouTube License]

Jan 1968

Nixon Campaign Poster

Richard Nixon (R) campaign poster
Media Source:Image courtesy of the Richard Nixon Library and Archives

Jul 1964

Barry Goldwater Ad

An election ad for Barry Goldwater (R)
Media Source: Barry Goldwater (Classic TV Commercials) [Public Domain], via Internet Archive

Feb 1964

Lyndon Johnson Ad: Girl with Ice Cream

An election campaign advertisement for Lyndon Johnson (D)
By Unknown (Classic TV) [Public Domain], via Internet Archive

Jan 1964

Lyndon Johnson Campaign Commercial

An election campaign advertisement for Lyndon Johnson (D)
By Unknown (Classic TV) [Public Domain], via Internet Archive

Jan 1964

Goldwater Campaign Poster

This campaign poster is for Berry Goldwater, the Republican nominee for president in 1964. That was the first presidential election in the 20th century when the southern U.S. states voted heavily Republican.
Media Source:Posted to Flickr by user: cliff1066™ [CC BY-SA 2.0]

Jan 1960

Kennedy Campaigning

John F. Kennedy (D) Campaigning
Media Source:By Unknown (Community Video) [Public Domain], via Internet Archive

Feb 1956

Eisenhower Re-election Announcement

President Eisenhower (R) prepares to announce his decision to run for re-election.
Media Source:Image courtesy of the the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, found at the George W. Bush White House Archives

Oct 1952

Nixon Speaking at a Whistle Stop

Richard Nixon (R) speaking at a whistle stop while campaigning to become vice president.
Media Source:by Flickr user: Wystan [CC BY 2.0]

Sep 1952

I Like Ike Campaign

Dwight D. Eisenhower (R) surrounded by supporters holding “I Like Ike” campaign posters in 1952.

Media Source: Video courtesy Dwight D, Eisenhower Library

Aug 1952

Adlai Stevenson Campaign Ad

Let’s Not Forget the Farmer is a campaign ad from Adlai Stevenson (D)
Media Source: Posted to YouTube by user: WallyEdgeNJ [Standard YouTube License]

Jun 1952

Stevenson Campaign Poster

This campaign poster from Adlai Stevenson (D) shows issues of previous Republican policies.
Media Source:Labor’s Committee for Stevenson [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Jan 1952

Dwight Eisenhower

Dwight Eisenhower (R) campaigning with Richard Nixon (R)
Media Source:Image courtesy of the Eisenhower Presidential Library, found at the Nixon Presidential Library

Jan 1952

I Like Ike Campaign

A campaign commercial for General Dwight D. Eisenhower (R).
Video by Roy Disney [Public Domain], found on the Internet Archive

Nov 1948

Truman (D) Displaying Misprinted Newspaper

On the eve of the presidential election of 1948, pollsters and pundits alike had no doubt that Thomas E. Dewey (R) would defeat Harry S. Truman (D). As the night wore on, it became clear the Chicago Tribune erred. Two days later, while standing on a train platform in St. Louis, Truman was handed a copy of the paper, and the result was this famous photo.

Media Source: Image courtesy of the Library of Congress (New York World-Telegram & Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection), via PBS.org

Oct 1948

Truman Campaigning

Harry Truman (D) campaigning

Media Source: by Abbie Rowe (courtesy of NARA) [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Jan 1948

Billboard for Gerald Ford (R)

A billboard for Gerald Ford (R), while he was campaigning to be elected to Congress (before he was elected president).

Media Source: By Unknown, from Wikimedia Commons

Jan 1944

Campaign Ad for Franklin D. Roosevelt/Harry Truman (D)

Campaign ad for Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman (D)

Media Source: Image uploaded to Wikimedia commons by user: lanlopez12

Jan 1932

Herbert Hoover Video Montage

Herbert Hoover (R) Video Montage

Video courtesy of the Prelinger Archives

Oct 1920

Debs (Socialist) political cartoon

This cartoon shows the presidential candidate Eugene V. Debs (Socialist) referring to Harding’s “Front Porch Campaign.” He himself couldn’t do much traveling because he was in prison during his campaign. Even so, he managed to get 3.4% of the nation’s votes, the most ever received by a Socialist Party candidate in the United States.

Media Source: by Clifford K. Berryman (Library of Congress) [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Aug 1920

19th Amendment

The 19th Amendment is ratified, giving women the right to vote.

Media Source: Uby Unknown (National Woman’s Party) [Public Domain], via Library of Congress

Aug 1920

Cox and Harding cartoon

Description from NARA —
“In late summer 1920 the Presidential contest between Democratic nominee James M. Cox and Republican nominee Warren G. Harding was beginning to intensify. However, the dominant news story was not the campaign—it was baseball sensation Babe Ruth’s unstoppable first season with the New York Yankees. In this cartoon both Presidential candidates are shown pondering Ruth’s secret of success with the White House being their “real home plate.”

Media Source: National Archives, Records of the U.S. Senate Used with the permission of the U.S. Senate [Public Domain], via NARA Digital Vaults

Jul 1920

Cox (D) and Roosevelt

Governor James M. Cox of Ohio and his running mate, Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York

Media Source: by Clifford K. Berryman (Library of Congress) [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Jan 1920

Dewey (R) in a crowd of campaigners

Republican candidates Thomas E. Dewey and Thomas J. Curran stand in a crowd of people with campaign signs. Dewey is in the center.

Media Source: Image from the Library of Congress

Jan 1920

Harding’s Front Porch Campaign

A “Front Porch Campaign” happens when a candidate does most of his or her campaigning close to home. This photo was taken in a garden. Part of the background was removed to make room for text.

Media Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. [Public Domain], via Library of Congress

Sep 1916

Hughes (R) campaigning

In this silent film, Charles Evans Hughes (R) campaigns in Pittsburgh vicinity.

Media Source: Universal Film Manufacturing Co. [Public Domain], via Library of Congress

Jun 1916

Wilson (D) accepts nomination

Woodrow Wilson accepting the Democratic Party nomination at his summer home in Long Branch, New Jersey.

Media Source: By Keller & White [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Jan 1916

That’s All songbook

Songbook for Wilson during his presidential campaign

Media Source: By Ballard McDonald & George Walter Brown (1912 sheet music, via Parlorsongs .com)

Jan 1916

1916 “Presidential Race” cartoon

Description from the Library of Congress —

Republican presidential and vice-presidential candidates, Charles Evans Hughes and Charles Fairbanks in “”G.O.P. promises”” car leaking “”ice water”” get ready for race with Democratic counterparts, Woodrow Wilson and Thomas R. Marshall in “”Democratic performance”” car.”
Media Source: Cartoon by McKee Barclay for the Baltimore Sun (Library of Congress) [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Jan 1916

Anti-Wilson Suffragists

Suffragists demonstrating against Woodrow Wilson in Chicago.

Media Source: Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Washington, D.C. (Part of “Records of the National Woman’s Party”) [Public Domain]

Oct 1912

Roosevelt Shot While Campaigning

This X-Ray shows the bullet lodged in Teddy Roosevelt’s rib. While Roosevelt was campaigning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a saloonkeeper named John Schrank shot him. Roosevelt correctly concluded that since he was not coughing up blood, the bullet had not completely penetrated the chest wall to his lung, and so he delivered his scheduled speech with blood seeping into his shirt.

Media Source: by Unknown (Bain News Service – Publisher) [Public Domain], found on the Library of Congress’ feed on Flickr

Jan 1912

Theodore Roosevelt Campaigning

Roosevelt campaigning from a touring car

Media Source: by Unknown (courtesy of NARA), via Wikimedia Commons

Jan 1912

Taft Campaign Postcard

This postcard was part of a campaign by William Howard Taft as he was trying to get elected to a second term as president.

Media Source: By Unknown, from Wikimedia Commons

Jan 1912

We’re Ready for Teddy Again songbook

Before the times when campaigning was done on television (or even radio) candidates often had songs that were written for their campaign. This is the cover of some sheet music for the Teddy Roosevelt campaign.

Media Source: 1912 Sheet music published by Joe Morris Music, NY. Image found at Parlorsongs .com

Nov 1908

Taft is Elected President

Newspaper headline declaring that Taft has been elected president

Media Source: from “The Big Stone Gap Post” [Public Domain], via Library of Congress

Nov 1904

1904 Political Cartoon

A political cartoon of when Democrat Judge Alton B. Parker lost the 1904 Presidential election to the current president, Republican Theodore Roosevelt. Fellow Democrat William Jennings Bryan should have felt disappointed, but in this cartoon, printed two days after the election, Bryan is shown gloating as Parker and the Democratic Party collapse in shambles. Bryan lost the Democratic nomination to Parker, and his pleasure comes from seeing the defeat of his former competitor.

Media Source: U.S. Senate. Office of Senate Curator., found at the NARA Digital Archives