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Campaign sign

Campaign sign
Title
Campaign sign
Date 
1940
Medium 
Metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 11 in. ( 16.5 x 27.9 cm )
Description 
Metal sign from Wendell Willkie's 1940 presidential campaign; white semi-circular sign with a blue semi-circle in the center inscribed, "WILLKIE" with a star above; "* * THE HOPE OF OUR COUNTRY * *" printed in red above; four oval holes stamped out accross the base for attaching the sign.
Object Number 
INV.7389
Marks 
printed: across top: "* * THE HOPE OF OUR COUNTRY * *" printed: center: "WILLKIE" printed: at right base: "PAT. APPL. FOR" printed: on reverse: "MANUFACTURED BY/ Monticello Mfg. Corp./ ELWOOD, INDIANA"
Gallery Label 
Wendell Willkie ran against FDR in the 1940 presidential campaign on the Republican ticket.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group