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"Streaking Nixon" Canister


Walter S. Auman Jr. (American, 1950 - n.d.)

Through the ages, potters have sometimes been compelled to use their vessels to convey politically inspired, often satirical messages. On the canister is an image of a naked Richard Nixon, thirty-seventh President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. He is uttering: “I am not streaking/ I Just Want to Make it/Perfectly Clear/I Have Nothing to Hide.”

Place object was created: Seagrove, NC

stoneware, salt glaze

Measurements:    height: 8.5 inches

Gift of the Mint Museum Auxiliary and Daisy Wade Bridges from the Collection of Walter and Dorothy Auman H1983.190.224

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