For the month of October, we’ll be doing a daily series of posts featuring some of the most memorable politicians from the 1950s, 60s, and early 70s. You can see many cool additional images at Boom Underground.
Mailer for Mayor / Breslin for City Council President poster, 1969
Design and art: Abe Gurvin
In 1969 author Norman Mailer ran for in the Democratic Party primary for the mayor of New York City. He partnered with newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin, who ran for City Council President. Their platform advocated that New York City become the 51st state in the United States, and their campaign slogan was “Throw the rascals in.” Mailer came in fourth out of five in the primary.