Campaign novelty, Alf Landon, 1936

Campaign novelty, Alf Landon, 1936

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This painted cast iron elephant uses the 1936 Republican presidential candidate’s name as a pun. It offered the hope that Alf Landon would “land on” and defeat President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the incumbent. He did not. Roosevelt, a Democrat, was re-elected to his second term in a landslide.
Object Name
gimmick
date made
1936
Measurements
overall: 3 1/2 in x 5 1/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 8.89 cm x 13.335 cm x 6.985 cm
ID Number
2015.0200.107
catalog number
2015.0200.107
accession number
2015.0200
subject
Political Campaigns
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Political and Military 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
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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