Campaigns in the United States
1930s - 1960s
Buttons, stamps, postcards, and "first-day" envelopes were often used in campaigns to promote awareness and raise money for various causes for the "handicapped." Some campaigns were for prevention, some for treatment, and some for social programs (i.e., employment). Often the material was intended to invoke pity (for example, a picture of a child using crutches with the caption "Remember Me"), and there was a heavy emphasis on cure.