Don't Laugh at Disaster!

San Francisco: Northern California Citizens Against 30-Thursday, 1939. 2 p, 8.5x11 leaflet, double-sided, yellowed edges wih chipping to two corners, attacks the Depression-era "Ham and Eggs" second campaign as "hypocrisy and promotional quackery"

"This leaflet is a call to arms -- in defense of California. . . .The 30 - Every-Thursday amendment is IMPENDING TRAGEDY." Initiated after the passage of the 1935 Social Security Act but before the first checks went out in 1940, the "Ham and Eggs" campaign promoted a pension that would give older Californians three square meals a day. It made more money for its quirky advocates than it did for any senior. All such measures failed at the ballot box but its organizers raised hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Cat.No: 164497

Price: $25.00