1936

Campaign Textile for Alf Landon (President) and Robert Bacon (Congress) (2001.067.43)

Campaign Textile for Alfred M. Landon (1887-1987) for President and Robert L. Bacon (1884-1938) for Congress, 1936

Unidentified Maker

United States

Gift of Robert A. Frank, 2001.067.43

Photograph by David Bohl

Campaign Flag for Alf Landon and Knox (2006.013.21)

Campaign Flag for Alfred M. Landon (1887-1987) and Frank Knox (1874-1944), 1936

Unidentified Maker

United States

Gift of Robert A. Frank, 2006.013.21

Photograph by David Bohl

Campaign Button for Alfred M. Landon (1887-1987) and Frank Knox (1874-1944) (75.69.95)

Campaign Button for Alfred M. Landon (1887-1987) and Frank Knox (1874-1944), 1936

Unidentified Maker

United States

Gift of the Estate of Russell J. and Vera L. Wilder, 75.69.95

Republican candidate Alfred M. Landon (1887-1987) took on the difficult task of running against incumbent Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) in the 1936 presidential election.  Roosevelt's masterful use of radio addresses and his successful first term led him to a landslide victory.  The "banner" seen here was intended as a cover for the spare tire on an automobile.  It supports both presidential candidate Landon and New York Congressional candidate Robert L. Bacon (1884-1938), who won his contest that year.

Many of Landon's campaign items include the motif of a sunflower as a symbol of his home state of Kansas.