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Object Name Poster, Political
Catalog Number 1991.24.17
Date 1936
Material(s) Paper
Dimensions H-21.063 W-14.063 inches
Description This political poster is printed on thin paper. At the top is a blue and red shield which provides a backdrop for the white text and two oval images on top. The text across the top reads "LANDON / AND / KNOX" in all capital white letters. Below this are blue and white photographs of Alf Landon (on the left) and Frank Knox (on the right). The photographers are in oval frames with a thin white border. Between the two photographs is the word "FOR" in white text. Under the images are very large letters, "US," which have an American flag design inside. A blue banner across the bottom of the poster has white text which declares "DEEDS ... Not DEFICITS." In the bottom right corner of the blue banner is a union trademark for the International Photo-Engravers' Union of North America. At the bottom left of the poster is another trademark which is oval shaped and reads "Allied Printing / Trades Council / Union Label / Buffalo NY." To the left of this mark is small blue text which reads "© H. W. P."
Notes Alfred Mossman Landon, also known as Alf Landon, was an American Republican politician. He served as the 26th Governor of Kansas from 1933 to 1937. He was the Republican Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 1936 election but defeated in a landslide by Franklin D. Roosevelt. His running mate was William Franklin "Frank" Knox.

Knox was an American newspaper editor and publisher. After his loss in the election of 1936, where he was the running mate to Democratic Presidential nominee Alfred Smith, he was appointed the Secretary of the Navy under Franklin D. Roosevelt for most of World War II.

This object was donated on November 14, 1991 by Drexell R. Davis. Davis, a self-described "Yellow Dog" Democrat, held several elected positions in the Kentucky state government. His thirty-three years of public service prompted his interest in collecting political memorabilia.
Collection Drexell R. Davis Collection
Event 1936 United States Presidential Election
People Landon, Alfred
Knox, Frank
Subjects Campaign posters
Campaigns, Political
Candidates, Political
Candidates, Presidential
Newspaper editors
Nominations, Political
Nominations, Presidential
Political campaigns
Political candidates
Political elections
Political posters
Political representation
Politics & government
Presidential candidates
Presidential elections
Search Terms Kansas
Presidential campaigns
Republican party
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS