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Bowman Gum Company (fl. 1951) Fight the Red Menace: The Children's Crusade against Communism trading cards; 8. Bridging a Stream Under Fire

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09627.08 Author/Creator: Bowman Gum Company (fl. 1951) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Trading card Date: 1951 Pagination: 1 collecting card ; 6 x 8 cm.

Summary of Content: One trading card from the Red Menace collection, "8. Bridging a Stream Under Fire" depicting an explosion at a soldier's bridge construction site. Reverse side contains propaganda narrative that describes an occasion where was being built by "GI" engineers and that they were soon attacked by "The Reds." Text describes the men as preserving the attack and finishing the bridge.

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Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: PropagandaMilitary MobilizationCommunismMilitary HistoryUnited StatesUnited Nations

Sub Era: The Fifties

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