Politics & Postage in the Great Depression: Stamps as Propaganda
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Smithsonian National Postal Museum assistant curator of philately Daniel Piazza explains why stamps are effective propaganda in Politics & Postage in the Great Depression.

Smithsonian National Postal Museum assistant curator of philately Daniel Piazza explains why stamps are effective propaganda in Politics & Postage in the Great Depression.

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  • Politics and Postage in the Great Depression Daniel A. Piazza Assistant Curator of Philately 25 October 2009
  • Philatelist-in-Chief
  • Stamps as Propaganda View slide
    • Visual
    • Inexpensive
    • Widely disseminated
    • Can be targeted (to a point)
    • Reproduced in large quantities
    • Design, production, sale, and use is controlled by the state
    • Cadre of collectors who will propagate and amplify the message
    Stamps as Propaganda View slide
  • Stamps of the Great Depression
  • Stamps of the Great Depression
  • Stamps of the Great Depression
  • Stamps of the Great Depression
    • June 9, 2009 – June 6, 2010
    • http://www.postalmuseum.si.edu/DeliveringHope/