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    Question? This is showing up as a 1932 Political Logo. Did the Republican Party utilize this image before '32. Drawings in the box are 10-20's. Hard Cardboard/Unused Condition/Fairly big


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    1. RCassano, 4 years ago
      Cartoonist Thomas Nast, in 1828 introduced the donkey for Andrew Jackson's Democratic campaign for President. (Jackson was often called a "jackass", thus the designation.) In 1874, Nast drew the first version of the elephant representing the Republican party in Harper's Weekly magazine.

      This could be most likely a Republican campaign poster for the 1932 presidential election. Herbert Hoover previously supported prohibition and coined the phrase "the great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far reaching in purpose". Franklin D. Roosevelt campaigned for repeal of the prohibition and, in fact, after being elected, signed the Cullen-Harrison Act on March 22, 1933 that legalized the production of 3.2% beer. That was the first step to repealing the 18th Amendment in December 1933 with the 21st Amendment.

      That being said, I'd have to suggest it is from 1932, at the heat of the run between FDR and Hoover.
    2. Rotocane Rotocane, 4 years ago
      Thank You Again Mr. Cassano, much obliged...
    3. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      Definitely a Depression-era poster.
    4. RCassano, 4 years ago
      I'd say that's a significant find, as it's not only from 1932, but it represents the struggle over prohibition and a hotly contested presidential campaign over that matter and an attack on the Volstead Act. It's truly an historical statement on the leanings of the American people and their electorates. Unlike the 18th amendment, where the voters were literally forced into compliance with the ban on alcohol, this particular election proposed handing that decision back to the voters in the form of the 21st amendment. The American people actually had a voice in repeal as opposed to prohibition.
    5. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Great poster. Agree with spiritbear-- a Depression era poster, probably 1932.

      I don't see anything related to prohibition.

      "One issue, One Platform, Recovery" is about ECONOMICS and how to restore prosperity.

    6. Rotocane Rotocane, 4 years ago
      I'm stumped on the lithograph artist. Can't figure out signature.
    7. RCassano, 4 years ago
      The restoration of prosperity was to return marketing and manufacturing of alcohol to the whims of the public and not the politicians, thereby contributing to the economic health of the country. The whole issue was that the 18th Amendment was passed by Congress without input from the voters and FDR promised to return that decision to the voters. Part of FDR's platform was, indeed, to "put a chicken in every pot", which had nothing to do with chicken, but instead referenced NOT taking away free enterprise from the public, but giving it back since Hoover effectively deprived the public from that by introducing and supporting prohibition.

      Therefore, economic recovery was somewhat directly tied to the repeal of prohibition, thus it IS a message to vote Republican (FDR) so that economic recovery could be accomplished. Coupled with that was a promise that, by doing so, would decrease the criminal enterprise that evolved from the prohibition.

      Yes, it did have a lot to do with ECONOMICS, but the key platform of FDR, as evidenced by his almost immediate introduction and endorsement of re-introducing alcohol availability (3.2% beer) by signing the Cullen-Harrison Act and later signing off on the 21st Amendment demonstrates that the message was not ONLY economics, but recovery from politically motivated dictates of the prohibition.

      It's a bit deeper than just economics alone but all culminating in just that.
    8. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      NO, it has everything to do with economics. Restoration of prosperity was tied to full economic recovery.

      READ the Republican Platform:

      IF you read it, you will find the 18th Amendment addressed AFTER about 30 other topics.

      Also some general history KNOWLEDGE would save you from some serious flaws in your argument:

      "Therefore, economic recovery was somewhat directly tied to the repeal of prohibition, thus it IS a message to vote Republican (FDR) so that economic recovery could be accomplished."

      This poster is pro- Republican (Hoover). FDR was a Democrat!


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