Founding Fragments: Political Comic Books

Grade Range: 4-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Sources, Interactives & Media
Duration: 7 minutes
Date Posted: 2/5/2014

A short video, this one is great as a lesson opener! "Political Comic Books" is the fourth episode in the NMAH webseries "Founding Fragments." Join host Tory Altman for a behind-the-scenes look at some of our most intriguing and little-known objects.  Hear personal interviews with curators and get a glimpse into non-public spaces at the museum.  This episode focuses on a special set of items in our Political History Collection: comic books that were turned out by presidential campaigns starting in the 1930s. Not your traditional comics, they still present men like Dwight Eisenhower and Harry Truman as real American heros.  One of many episodes available on YouTube.

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