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Bowman Gum Company (fl. 1951) Fight the Red Menace: The Children's Crusade against Communism trading cards; 9. Police State

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09627.09 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, "9. Police State" depicting two officers arresting a civilian in a nondescript railway station. Reverse side contains propaganda narrative illustrating censorship of political beliefs in police states. The text refers to the United States as a place that would never limit freedom of speech.

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Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: PropagandaCommunismMilitary HistoryUnited StatesPoliceDemocracyFreedom and Independence

Sub Era: The Fifties

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