Posters

Campaigns designed their posters for display in both public and private arenas. As such, they had to appeal to a variety of possible voters. They had to be simple enough to convey information about a candidate’s policies but interesting enough to catch voters’ attention. Walking this fine line continues to be a difficult process, and campaigns today sometimes employ cutting-edge graphic designers to create their posters.


Poster for the W. R. "Bob" Poage campaign [undated] | View full item record in the BCPM Digital Collections |

This informative campaign poster shows a picture of W. R. Poage and lists all of the counties he would represent in the 11th Texas District. This poster was another success for Poage, who served in Congress for 42 years.


Poster for the W. R. "Bob" Poage campaign [undated] | View full item record in the BCPM Digital Collections |

 


Poster for the Dunn for Congress campaign [undated] | View full item record in the BCPM Digital Collections |

 


Poster for "Get Out the Vote Rally" for Lloyd Doggett, [undated] | View full item record in the BCPM Digital Collections |

Rallies are an important part of campaigning, and this poster promotes a rally for Lloyd Doggett. Events such as these helped propel him to a seat in the House of Representatives in 1995.


Poster for Bill Crook for Congress [undated] | View full item record in the BCPM Digital Collections |

 


Poster for Rudy Dockray for Congress campaign [undated] | View full item record in the BCPM Digital Collections |

 


Poster for Ben Boothe for U.S. Congress campaign [undated] | View full item record in the BCPM Digital Collections |

 


Poster for Olin "Tiger" Teague for Congress campaign [undated] | View full item record in the BCPM Digital Collections |

Olin “Tiger” Teague was a WWII veteran who represented Texas in the House of Representatives. He focused his campaign on veteran affairs reform, a topic his protégé Chet Edwards continued to campaign for during his congressional career.


Poster for Bob Bullock for Congress campaign [undated] | View full item record in the BCPM Digital Collections |

Although best known as being the Comptroller of Texas, Bob Bullock started his political career as the Texas State Representative of the 54th District. While supplementing his campaign with posters such as this, Bullock found most of his support by walking door-to-door and talking to his future constituents.


Posters