Willkie War Veteran

Willkie War Veteran

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Catalog Number:5293


7.25 in.


Ribbon promoting Wendell Willkie for president, 1940. Glazed muslin. Chicago typographical union insignia. Worn by World War I veterans.

The Willkie campaign made much of the candidate's military service (contrasted with Franklin Roosevelt, who had a desk job in the Navy Department and never saw combat). A strong show of support from Great War veterans was taken for granted, and though it wasn't enough to win the election, plenty did vote for their former comrade-in-arms.

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