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Hoover Institution Political Poster Database


Enter search terms separated by a space.
Poster ID (e.g., US 5486)
Country (e.g., United States)
Artist (e.g., Edwin A Abbey)
Text Transcription
Date of Publication Example: To search for all posters that were published in the 1930s, enter 193.
Color or B&W
Thumbnail Image Available
Subject (Library of Congress subject headings)

Search Tips:

Searches are case insensitive.

AND operation: enter multiple words
Example: conservation food will match subjects containing both words

OR operation: use OR
Example: food OR conservation will match subjects containing either one of the words or both words

Use parentheses ( and ) to group search terms. Use (one set of related terms) OR (second set of related terms)
Example: (oil rationing) OR (fuel conservation) will match records containing the words oil and rationing as well as records containing the words fuel and conservation.

Enclose search term(s) in square brackets [ and ] to perform an exact word search.
Example: [views] will match views but not reviews.

Truncation: enter a group of root letters
Example: alban will match Albany, Albania, and Albans

Wild cards: use % (percent sign) for 0 or more characters, use _ (underscore) for exactly one character.
Example: b%t will match bat, but, boot, boat, bit, beet, bet, beat, etc.
Example: b_t will only match bat, but, bit, bet, etc.

Russian collection: use ' (single quote) for the soft sign, and use " (double quote) for the hard sign.