Bumper attachment, Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1930s


Before paper bumper stickers were invented in the 1940s, cars were decorated with metal signs to be attached to license plates or bumpers. The size and shape of this plate suggests it was intended to be attached on top of a license plate. It promoted Democratic candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt who was elected to a record-setting four terms in 1932, 1936, 1940, and 1944.

Associated Person: Roosevelt, Franklin Delano

General Subject Association: Political Campaigns


See more items in: Political History: Political History, Campaign Collection, Government, Politics, and Reform, American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith

Exhibition: American Democracy

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: DiSalle

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PL.305360.86Catalog Number: 305360.86Accession Number: 305360

Object Name: License Plate

Physical Description: metal (overall material)color (overall color)Measurements: overall: 3 3/4 in x 13 1/2 in; 9.525 cm x 34.29 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-ecb4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_494366

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