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Background imageCampaigning Collection: CITIZEN KANE. 1941. Orson Welles as Charles Foster Kane in Citizen Kane, 1941

CITIZEN KANE. 1941. Orson Welles as Charles Foster Kane in Citizen Kane, 1941, which Welles also directed

Background imageCampaigning Collection: Margaret Thatcher on the campaign trail

Margaret Thatcher on the campaign trail
Margaret Thatcher, leader of the Conservative Party, on the campaign trail, waving from a coach. Date: 1970s

Background imageCampaigning Collection: Election poster, The Great Naval Eclipse

Election poster, The Great Naval Eclipse 1900 to 1910, a vote for the radicals is a vote against the British Navy. circa 1910s

Background imageCampaigning Collection: Kaisers Campaigning Car

Kaisers Campaigning Car
The Kaiser enjoying a morning tub in his new campaigning car during World War One. A typically convoluted method of transportation from W.Heath Robinson

Background imageCampaigning Collection: Demonstration in London -- Tariq Ali (b. 1943, centre), writer, journalist and filmmaker

Demonstration in London -- Tariq Ali (b. 1943, centre), writer, journalist and filmmaker, linking arms with others and walking along a road

Background imageCampaigning Collection: Suffragette Gladice Keevil Manchester

Suffragette Gladice Keevil Manchester. Gladice Keevil (1884-1959) W.S.P.U organiser campaigning at the Manchester by-election, 1907 to Keep the Liberal Out Date: 1907

Background imageCampaigning Collection: Gladstone and the Midlothian Campaign

Gladstone and the Midlothian Campaign
Sketches of four-times Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone on his tour of Midlothian during a US-style campaign which saw the elderly statesman come out of the retirement to take the ultra-Tory

Background imageCampaigning Collection: US Election Campaign1908

US Election Campaign1908
Fierce campaigning by the two presidential nominees of 1908, William J Bryan and William Taft; Taft became the 27th president

Background imageCampaigning Collection: Margaret Wintringham during her election campaign

Margaret Wintringham during her election campaign
Margaret Wintringham (1879 - 1955), British Liberal Party politician, MP for Louth between 1921 and 1924. She was the second woman, and the first British-born woman

Background imageCampaigning Collection: Female Influence, or, the Devonshire Canvas, 1784 (colour etching)

Female Influence, or, the Devonshire Canvas, 1784 (colour etching)
XCF290957 Female Influence, or, the Devonshire Canvas, 1784 (colour etching) by English School, (18th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1757-1806)

Background imageCampaigning Collection: Demonstration to keep Horley and Charlwood in Surrey

Demonstration to keep Horley and Charlwood in Surrey
A group of people on a demonstration in the middle of a road, holding banners and placards, determined to keep Horley and Charlwood in Surrey

Background imageCampaigning Collection: Women trying to vote at New York polling station, 1871

Women trying to vote at New York polling station, 1871
Victoria Woodhull (1838-1927), noted American feminist, with her sister Jennie Claflin, try to vote in the New York election of 1871, but are turned away

Background imageCampaigning Collection: A child Protestor at the I Count climate change rally in London

A child Protestor at the I Count climate change rally in London
Ashley Cooper / SpecialistStock

Background imageCampaigning Collection: NUPE and GMBATU school meals campaign, Croydon

NUPE and GMBATU school meals campaign, Croydon
NUPE and GMBATU representatives at a press conference to launch a Save our school meals campaign in the London Borough of Croydon, 29 June 1983. Date: 1983

Background imageCampaigning Collection: NUPE members protesting against cuts, Coventry

NUPE members protesting against cuts, Coventry
Striking NUPE (National Union of Public Employees) members protesting against proposed council cuts outside Whitley Abbey Comprehensive School, Coventry, 10 November 1981. Date: 1981

Background imageCampaigning Collection: Comic postcard, Temperance speaker and audience

Comic postcard, Temperance speaker and audience Date: 20th century

Background imageCampaigning Collection: MARGARET THATCHER CAMPAIGNING IN HER FINCHLEY CONSTITUENCY DURING THE 1983 GENERAL

MARGARET THATCHER CAMPAIGNING IN HER FINCHLEY CONSTITUENCY DURING THE 1983 GENERAL ELECTION - 22ND MAY 1983 (83/43456)

Background imageCampaigning Collection: MARGARET THATCHER CAMPAIGNING NEAR PADSTOW DURING THE 1983 GENERAL ELECTION - 22ND MAY

MARGARET THATCHER CAMPAIGNING NEAR PADSTOW DURING THE 1983 GENERAL ELECTION - 22ND MAY 1983 (83/43456)

Background imageCampaigning Collection: Margaret Thatcher and Peter Bruinvels at election rally - June 1983

Margaret Thatcher and Peter Bruinvels at election rally - June 1983

Background imageCampaigning Collection: Margaret Thatcher waving after speech during election campaign - June 1983

Margaret Thatcher waving after speech during election campaign - June 1983

Background imageCampaigning Collection: Prime Minister John Major and Margaret Thatcher, pictured during the general election

Prime Minister John Major and Margaret Thatcher, pictured during the general election campaign. 22nd March 1992

Background imageCampaigning Collection: Prime Minister John Major, Chris Patten and Margaret Thatcher

Prime Minister John Major, Chris Patten and Margaret Thatcher, pictured during the general election campaign. 22nd March 1992

Background imageCampaigning Collection: Prime Minister John Major in a pub in Huntingdon, during the general election campaign

Prime Minister John Major in a pub in Huntingdon, during the general election campaign. 21st March 1992

Background imageCampaigning Collection: John Major during the general election campaign, pictured getting on an aeroplane

John Major during the general election campaign, pictured getting on an aeroplane. 8th April 1992

Background imageCampaigning Collection: Mrs Norah Dacre Fox, General Secretary of the Women

Mrs Norah Dacre Fox, General Secretary of the Womens Social and Political Union speaking in aid of the War Effort in Trafalgar Square, London, Friday 9th July 1915

Background imageCampaigning Collection: Baronnes Margaret Thatcher accompanied by Patrick Nicholls (left

Baronnes Margaret Thatcher accompanied by Patrick Nicholls (left) during a visit to the L F Harris factory Triumph motorcycles Newton Abbot 27th May 1987

Background imageCampaigning Collection: UK General Election 1970. Campaign posters at High Cross, Newport, Wales

UK General Election 1970. Campaign posters at High Cross, Newport, Wales, shows one set of neighbours suffering from a split vote ahead of General Election (18th), pictured 16th June 1970

Background imageCampaigning Collection: Barbara Castle, Member of Parliament for Blackburn, pictured campaigning in Salford

Barbara Castle, Member of Parliament for Blackburn, pictured campaigning in Salford, Greater Manchester, ahead of 1974 General Election, 22nd February 1974

Background imageCampaigning Collection: Gwynfor Evans of Plaid Cymru with his two sons Alcwyn ages 24 (wearing glasses

Gwynfor Evans of Plaid Cymru with his two sons Alcwyn ages 24 (wearing glasses) and Guto aged 18. They are helping Gwynfor Evans with his campaign. March 1966

Background imageCampaigning Collection: Anti-Vietnam War demonstration in Trafalgar Square, London

Anti-Vietnam War demonstration in Trafalgar Square, London. Placards read: Black Dwarf, Axel Springer Today! Cecil King Tomorrow

Background imageCampaigning Collection: Lady Cynthia and Oswald Mosley, Smethwick, 1926

Lady Cynthia and Oswald Mosley, Smethwick, 1926
Photograph showing Lady Cynthia and Oswald Mosley campaigning in Smethwick, West Midlands, during elections in 1926. At that time Oswald Mosley was representing the Labour party. Date: 18/12/1926

Background imageCampaigning Collection: Campaign poster against scrapping trams

Campaign poster against scrapping trams - modern trams give low fares, safety and comfort Date: circa 1940s

Background imageCampaigning Collection: Socialism in Germany

Socialism in Germany
There was an increase in Socialism in the German Reichstag in 1912. The 1912 elections saw the SPD retain its position as the most voted-for party and become the largest party in the Reichstag

Background imageCampaigning Collection: Sheet of Conservative Party campaign stamps

Sheet of Conservative Party campaign stamps
A Sheet of Conservative Party Publicity Campaign Stamps - Working Together, Join Us Date: 1962

Background imageCampaigning Collection: Overseas students demonstrating over fees, London

Overseas students demonstrating over fees, London
Students from Hong Kong, studying at Queen Mary College, demonstrating outside their government's London office, December 1980

Background imageCampaigning Collection: Students demonstrating over grant offer

Students demonstrating over grant offer
Students demonstrating over a 4% grant offer, in the days when students were awarded grants rather than loans. More than 75

Background imageCampaigning Collection: NUS students demonstrating in the snow, London

NUS students demonstrating in the snow, London, 29 November 1980. Date: 1980

Background imageCampaigning Collection: Staff and students campaigning against fee increases

Staff and students campaigning against fee increases
Academic staff and students of SOAS (the School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London) campaigning against tuition fee increases. Date: 1977

Background imageCampaigning Collection: NUS President Trevor Phillips and campaigners

NUS President Trevor Phillips and campaigners
NUS President Trevor Phillips (left, b. 1953, later a writer and broadcaster) and campaigning students from the London Boroughs of Harrow and Kingston, outside the Education Department in Waterloo

Background imageCampaigning Collection: NUS President Charles Clarke and three colleagues

NUS President Charles Clarke and three colleagues
NUS President Charles Clarke (standing, b.1950, later a Labour MP and Cabinet Minister)) with NUS executive colleagues, from left to right, Alastair Stewart (b)

Background imageCampaigning Collection: NUS President Charles Clarke with two students

NUS President Charles Clarke with two students
NUS (National Union of Students) President Charles Clarke (b.1950, later a Labour MP and Cabinet Minister) with two students, Clare Weber and Paul Butler

Background imageCampaigning Collection: Children demonstrating to save school playing fields

Children demonstrating to save school playing fields
Children demonstrating to save their school playing fields, Havering, Essex. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageCampaigning Collection: Little girl demonstrating for nursery places, Hackney

Little girl demonstrating for nursery places, Hackney
Little girl with a placard, demonstrating for more nursery places, Hackney, London, 22 May 1978. Date: 1978

Background imageCampaigning Collection: Children and adults demonstrating against nursery cuts

Children and adults demonstrating against nursery cuts, May 1972. Date: 1972

Background imageCampaigning Collection: Children campaigning for more nursery places

Children campaigning for more nursery places, 7 July 1979. With them is the Labour MP, Neil Kinnock. As indicated on their badges, some of the children were also campaigning in 1968

Background imageCampaigning Collection: Children campaigning against nursery cuts

Children campaigning against nursery cuts
Children campaigning against cuts to nursery education, some of them wearing teeshirts which read: I Like Nursery, 7 July 1979. Date: 1979

Background imageCampaigning Collection: Child campaigning against nursery cuts, Lewes, Sussex

Child campaigning against nursery cuts, Lewes, Sussex
A child and several mothers campaigning against cuts in nursery education, Lewes, Sussex, 17 June 1980. Date: 1980

Background imageCampaigning Collection: Children campaigning against cuts in free school milk

Children campaigning against cuts in free school milk
Children campaigning against planned cuts in free school milk and other services, October 1970. Date: 1970



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"Campaigning: A Historical Tapestry of Political Persuasion" From the enigmatic portrayal of Charles Foster Kane in Orson Welles' iconic film "Citizen Kane" to the indomitable Margaret Thatcher on her relentless campaign trail, the art has shaped our political landscape for centuries. In 1941, Orson Welles not only directed but also portrayed the complex character of Charles Foster Kane in "Citizen Kane. " This cinematic masterpiece delves into the power dynamics and manipulations behind political campaigns, leaving an indelible mark on American cinema. Meanwhile, Margaret Thatcher's formidable presence during her campaign trail showcased her determination and unwavering commitment to her ideals. Her captivating speeches and tireless efforts propelled her to become one of Britain's most influential prime ministers. The significance is not limited to individuals alone. Kaiser Wilhelm II's Campaigning Car symbolized his desire for dominance as he traversed Germany, rallying support for his imperial ambitions. This mobile platform allowed him to connect with citizens directly and shape public opinion. Campaigns have often been a catalyst for social change as well. Tariq Ali's powerful demonstration in London exemplified how writers, journalists, and filmmakers can use their voices to challenge authority and advocate for justice. Gladice Keevil Manchester was a suffragette who fearlessly campaigned for women's right to vote. Her unwavering dedication paved the way towards achieving gender equality in politics—a legacy that continues today. Election posters like "The Great Naval Eclipse" highlighted how visual propaganda played a pivotal role in swaying public opinion during crucial electoral battles throughout history. These artistic creations aimed at capturing voters' attention while conveying powerful messages about candidates or policies. One cannot forget William Gladstone's Midlothian Campaign—an electrifying series of speeches that captivated audiences across Scotland. His persuasive oratory skills enabled him to connect with voters on a personal level, ultimately shaping the political landscape of his time.