1940

Campaign Textile for Wendell Willkie (2001.067.38)

Campaign Textile for Wendell Willkie (1892-1944), 1940

Unidentified Maker

United States

Gift of Robert A. Frank, 2001.067.38

Photograph by David Bohl

Campaign Textile for Wendell Willkie (2001.067.39)

Campaign Textile for Wendell Willkie (1892-1944), 1940

Unidentified Maker

United States

Gift of Robert A. Frank, 2001.067.39

Photograph by David Bohl

A relative political novice when he entered the 1940 race, Wendell Willkie (1892-1944) worked hard to convey his message.  Speaking as many as ten times a day, by November he had addressed over two-and-a-half-million Americans.  To further his cause, Willkie and his supporters put out a number of items bearing his name, like these banners.  Despite these efforts, the incumbent, Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), won the election and claimed a third term as president.

Campaign Textile for Franklin Delano Roosevelt (2006.013.23)

Campaign Textile for Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), 1940 or 1944

Unidentified Maker

United States

Gift of Robert A. Frank, 2006.013.23

Photograph by David Bohl

1940