Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Jim Oliver Collection
This Claude Pepper bumper sticker from the mid-1970s has all the hallmarks of successful political signs of the era. Pepper’s name is large enough to read from a distance and while speeding past. The addition of the words “re-elect” and “Cong.” make it clear that Pepper is an incumbent. Pepper was indeed no newcomer. He first came to Congress in 1936 and served in the Senate for several terms. He ultimately moved up to the House and chairmanship of several committees, serving his Florida district until his death in 1989.