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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

Genre: Print

Original Format Type: prints, photomechanical

Original Format Number: PH 2724

Original Dimensions: 8.25 x 11 inches




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