"The Red Package" Cover
Anti-communist brochure, copyright by Harry T. Everingham, Chicago, Illinois, in 1947. The text asks "Why not try Communism?" and replies "The answer is you can't try Communism any more than you can 'try' cyanide." Literature such as this demonstrates that conspiratorial views of Communists and their "lying sidewinder fellow-travelers" were common well before Senator Joseph R. McCarthy became a national figure by making such allegations.
Image ID: 47757
Creation Date: 1947
Creator Name: Unknown
Collection Name: Ephemera Collection, circa 1850-circa 2000
Original Format Type: prints, photomechanical
Original Format Number: PH 2724
Original Dimensions: 8.25 x 11 inches
Military art and science
Signs and symbols
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