These Are The Best Presidential Campaign Posters Of All Time

Jimmy Carter as Jesus. Enough said.

01/20/2016 11:08 am ET

Advertising campaigns are a critical part of any successful American presidential election. As you can see below, U.S. presidential races have yielded some interesting campaign posters.

From hand-etched, antique lithographs to posters inspired by the modernism of the "Mad Men" advertising era, these designs are anything but boring. 

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  • Campaign poster for Jimmy Carter, circa 1976.
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  • Campaign poster for Richard Nixon, sponsored by "Young Voters For the President," circa 1972.
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  • Campaign poster for William McKinley, circa 1900.
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  • "I Like Ike" water decal from the presidential campaign of Dwight Eisenhower, circa 1952.
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  • Poster for the presidential ticket of Eugene V. Debs and Ben Hanford; lithograph, circa 1904.
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  • Campaign poster for Theodore Roosevelt, circa 1904.
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  • Campaign poster for Richard Nixon, circa 1968.
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  • Campaign banner for Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin that spells Lincoln's first name as "Abram." The banner consists of a 33-star American flag pattern printed on cloth, circa 1860.
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  • Campaign poster for James M. Cox and Franklin D. Roosevelt, circa 1920.
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  • Campaign poster for Richard Nixon, circa 1972.
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  • Campaign poster for Barack Obama designed by Shepard Fairey, circa 2008.
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  • Campaign poster for John F. Kennedy, circa 1960.
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  • Campaign poster for Theodore Roosevelt, circa 1904.
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  • Campaign poster for Benjamin Harrison, circa 1888.
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  • Campaign banner for Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore, circa 1849.
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  • Campaign poster for Grover Cleveland and Allen G. Thurman, circa 1888.
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  • Campaign poster featuring Grover Cleveland and his wife, Frances Cleveland, circa 1888.
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  • Campaign poster for Herbert Hoover, circa 1928.
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  • Campaign poster for William McKinley, circa 1900.
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  • Campaign poster for Grover Cleveland and Allen G. Thurman, circa 1888.
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  • Campaign poster for Grover Cleveland and Thomas A. Hendricks, circa 1884.

Presidential Campaign Posters, a 2012 publication of the Library of Congress, examines these and other posters and their effect on the electoral vote.  

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