Soapbox for the Automobile: Bumper Sticker History, Identification, and Preservation

@article{Baker2011SoapboxFT,
  title={Soapbox for the Automobile: Bumper Sticker History, Identification, and Preservation},
  author={Whitney Baker},
  journal={Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals},
  year={2011},
  volume={7},
  pages={251 - 270}
}
  • Whitney Baker
  • Published 1 September 2011
  • Engineering
  • Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals
First produced in the late 1940s, the bumper sticker quickly gained prominence in the early 1950s and over the years has served a wide range of purposes—from advertising tourist attractions and promoting public safety to political campaigning. As a result, many bumper stickers holding value as historical, cultural, or aesthetic artifacts have been collected by archives, museums, and libraries. Due to their potentially unstable composition, however, bumper stickers often present challenging… Expand
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