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Bowman Gum Company (fl. 1951) Fight the Red Menace: The Children's Crusade against Communism trading cards; 19. Atomic Doom

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09627.19 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, "19. Atomic Doom" depicting American citizens surrounded by rubble not far from an atomic explosion. Reverse side contains propaganda narrative warning of the possibility of an atomic raid. Text contains language encouraging more retaliation against communism by adding "more power to America and the United Nations."

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Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: PropagandaCommunismMilitary HistoryUnited StatesUnited NationsAtomic EnergyCold War

Sub Era: The Fifties

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