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"The Red Package" Cover

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Title: "The Red Package" Cover
Description: 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
Ephemera Collection, circa 1850-circa 2000
Genre: Print
Subjects: Ephemera
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