License plate attachment, Alf Landon, 1936

License plate attachment, Alf Landon, 1936

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Before paper bumper stickers were invented in the 1940s, cars were decorated with metal signs known as bumper or license plate attachments. The shape of this one promoting Alf Landon and Frank Knox, the 1936 Republican nominees for president and vice president, suggests it was intended to be attached to a license plate. Because Landon was the governor of Kansas many of his campaign items featured its state flower, the sunflower. Landon and Knox lost to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Vice President John Nance Garner who were running for re-election on the Democratic ticket.
Object Name
Automobile Attachment
date made
1936
associated person
Landon, Alfred
Knox, Frank
ID Number
PL.315264.4339
Credit Line
Honorable Michael V. DiSalle in memory of Thomas H. Williams
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Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
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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