About this Historical Ephemera Project
This project is meant to be a time capsule of the 2004 election. It is a small selection of items taken from a portfolio that held important items from newspapers regarding this election. It is taken from the standpoint of a 6th grade social studies student and what that student felt was important from the election process. I wanted to capture the perspective of that student in choosing this topic for my project.
As that former student and the author of the portfolio, it is interesting to see in the present day what I deemed important items to be saved from the 2004 election process. Here I have a cartoon from CBS News, a cartoon that makes mention of Hurricane Katrina, A cartoon that summarizes the campaigns of both Kerry and Bush, and a New York Times article that discusses the significant issues in the election. I also included an election ballot filled out by myself in 2004.