Thaddeus Michael Machrowicz, Congressman 1st District, Michigan…
…wished you a Merry Christmas
Clarence E. Miller for Congress
Vote for a Man of Proven Ability
The ashtray is the largest thing on his desk.
Help me expand this record of achievement for our city.
1. Troy is on a pay-as-you-go basis for the first time in many years.
2. Major steps have been started to improve our water system.
3. Hundreds of miles of streets have been paved.
4. New Urban Re-Development Program underway.
John J. Purcell, Mayor
Troy. New York, that is.
“Let us reason together”
LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON
36th President of the United States
Election Day, Tuesday, November 6 is just a few days away. It is important that you exercise your privilege of voting! When you go to the polls, please vote for me, for the important office I am seeking.
Republican Candidate for Congress
36th Congressional District.
Horton Campaign Committee
Rochester, New York
It is important that you exercise your privilege of voting for me!
What a cute little collection of elephants he has.
If you feel that qualified new people are needed in our elected offices, then I would ask for your consideration and support on election day, Tuesday, November 4, 1980.
Lawrence and Mercer Counties
It’s actually signed by Dan.
This is outside the period I designate for BAD POSTCARDS (1950 to 1975), but I couldn’t resist.
Here’s wishing that the voting process is as easy as it can possibly be for you tomorrow, not only in states affected by Hurricane Sandy, but in those infected with suppression schemes.
More of these to come tonight and tomorrow.
Dear Fellow Pennsylvanian,
Ray Shafer is the ONLY candidate for Governor with experience on the job. As Lt. Governor, he has been Governor Scranton’s strong right arm in building a better Pennsylvania…and will carry on this progress without let-up when elected.
Quite a man, Ray Shafer…and he’ll make quite a Governor. Vote for Ray Shafer for Governor on Tuesday, November 8th.
FLIP! FLIP! Love it! Next: Governor Flip? President Flip?
This scene could be in the opening credits of their TV show.
A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM YOUR REPUBLICAN SENATOR
Sound, effective administration of the affairs of our State Government is of increasing importance to you and every member of your family.
In seeking the Republican nomination for governor, I am keenly aware of the tremendous responsibilities involved. It is my sincere, earnest desire to provide our State with forward-looking, conscientious leadership. Toward this end, I will devote my untiring efforts.
You can depend on me; may I depend on you for your support and vote?
Wayne Dumont, Jr.
Vote in the Primary Election, Tuesday, April 18, 1961
No mention on the card, but we’re talking NEW JERSEY.
IOWA REPUBLICAN CAUCUSES TODAY!
Iowa leads the nation in fine pork production
GALLANT MEN OF ILLINOIS
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, Illinois!
Illinois became the 21st state on December 3, 1818.
Name all three people pictured on the postcard. Submit your answer below. I will pick one from all the correct entries at random. That person will win a group of FIVE (5) “BAD” postcards. (My choice and I have bad taste.) Submit your answer by Wednesday, December 7 at 8:00 EST.
“I WAS KILLING FASCISTS WHEN YOU PUNKS WERE IN DIAPERS.”
(Response by George Wallace to “hippies” who called him a fascist.)
George Corley Wallace, Jr., 45th Governor of Alabama, would have been 92 years old today. A staunch pro-segregationist, he renounced this attitude late in life.
His wife, Lurleen, is in the foreground, meaning that this postcard was likely published during her short term as the 46th Alabama Governor. (She died of cancer 16 months after taking office.) Alabama State law at that time prevented George from serving two consecutive terms as Governor. So how do you stay in power? This picture says it all.
47 years ago today, Barry Goldwater accepted the Republican presidential nomination. In his acceptance speech he said, ”I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.”
Goldwater won 6 states—Arizona (his home state), Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and South Carolina—for a total of 52 electoral votes.
AMERICAN HERITAGE WAX MUSEUM
Detailed close-up of the Josephine Tussaud wax figure of Barry M. Goldwater, 1964 Republican presidential candidate.
TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE POLITICAL PORTRAITS
#1: Pose next to a large phallic object.
Frank B. Morrison, Nebraska’s thirty-first Governor, is pictured with the tower of Nebraska’s world famous capitol in the background. Rising majestically above the prairie, Nebraska’s capitol is a tribute to the vision and courage of the pioneers who “built a house of state where men live well.”