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Poster child

The term poster child (sometimes poster boy or poster girl) originally referred to a

  1. ^ This convention was notably employed by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (see e.g., http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19930422&slug=1697184 Obituary of Jolene Kay Worley, who in 1955 became the first National Muscular Dystrophy Poster Child.
  2. ^ [site:mda.org search:"poster child"]
  3. ^ Finding Aid to the Bobbi Campbell Diary, Online Archive of California, Collection Number: MSS 96-33
  4. ^ "Willie Horton revisited; Who really played the race card first?" Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 6, 2000
  5. ^ Joe Domanick, Cruel justice: three strikes and the politics of crime in America's golden state, University of California Press, 2004
  6. ^ Olding, Rachel (28 July 2012). "Sydney's newest sport - beat someone senseless or kill them for the heck of it".  
  7. ^ "To a poster child, dying young," U.S. News and World Report, April 16, 1990

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The definition of "poster child" has since been expanded to a person of any age whose attributes or behaviour are emblematic of a known cause, movement, circumstance or ideal. Under this usage, the person in question is labeled as an embodiment or archetype. This signifies that the very identity of the subject is synonymous with the associated ideal; or otherwise representative of its most favorable or least favorable aspects.

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