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Maker: G. Duoos; Celestial Arts; Orbit
Date Made: 1974
Place Made: North America: United States; California, Millbrae
Measurements: 89 cm x 58.5 cm; 35 1/16 in x 23 1/16 in
Main Subject: Viet Nam War Era; Richard M. Nixon
Materials: paper (fiber product); wrapped, corners
San Clementi Brand Agnew! Nixon Impeaches In Heavy Syrup Very Seedy Volume: 1 Crock SP65 ©1974 by Celestial Arts, 231 Adrian Road, Millbrae, CA 94030 Can Nixon Art by G. Duoos World Rights Reserved Printed by Orbit in USA
Acquisition Number: 1995-056
Under copyright; used by CSPG for educational and research purposes only. Distribution or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners.
President Richard M. Nixon and his top aides were deeply involved in an extensive coverup of many White House sanctioned illegal activities to gather political intelligence on perceived enemies and preventing news leaks. The illegal acts included the wiretapping of reporters critical of the Viet Nam War and a massive campaign of political spying and 'dirty tricks' initiated against Democrats, leading to the Watergate Hotel break-in to plant bugs (tiny audio transmitters) inside the offices of the Democratic National Committee. . Nixon resigned in 1974 to avoid being impeached. San Clementi Brand is a parody of the Del Monte logo, and refers to San Clemente, CA, where Nixon lived and retired after his resignation. "Agnew", instead of "New" refers to Vice President Spiro T. Agnew who was charged with extortion, tax evasion, and bribery. He resigned in 1973, and became the first American vice president to resign from office because of criminal charges. Agnew pleaded no contest to tax evasion and was fined $10,000. His disgrace added to Nixon's problems.