Poster promoting Hubert Humphrey for president, 1968.
Humphrey's nomination at an acrimonious convention beseiged by violent street demonstrations was an ill omen for the annointed successor of Lyndon Johnson. The Humphrey campaign needed only to consolidate its base, the same voters who had given LBJ an historic mandate four years earlier, but uniting the party around the Vice President proved impossible. It would be 40 years before Democrats would heal the fractures of 1968, and once again become the majority party in American politics.
This large, boldly printed poster expresses the central theme of the Humphrey campaign: unity.