Chewing gum

Object Number: 
INV.6996.2
Date: 
ca. 1940
Medium: 
Gum, foil, paper
Dimensions: 
overall: 3/4 x 2 3/4 in.
Description: 
One of a group of two sticks of chewing gum wrapped in foil and paper; on obverse; "Ingd: Gum Base, Sugar, Corn Syrup, Softeners, Flavor/AMERICA/ASKS FOR WILLKIE" black and white image of Wendell Willkie; on reverse: "WHITE STAR GUM CO., KANSAS CITY, MO./PLANK NO. 4 (Excerpt)/Teamwork between employer and/employee and protection of the/rights of labor/PEPPERMINT CHEWING GUM"; red, white and blue; stick 2 on obverse: "NO FOREIGN WAR/WITH/WILLKIE"; on reverse: PLANK NO. 2 (Excerpt)/Wiping out of waster and politics/and placing a larger share of the/relief dollar in hands of the man on relief."
Gallery Label: 
In 1940, Wendell Willkie ran for President against Franklin D. Roosevelt. Willkie lost the election, however he was successful in gathering the country in support of war efforts.
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Creative: Tronvig Group