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Made for the 1932 presidential election, this rare and graphic armband supports the repeal of prohibition. This was part of the campaign platform of Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Made of blue felted wool with white embroidered text, bound with a red blanket stitch and having red ties at each corner, this is an uncommonly beautiful textile from the first campaign of our nation's only four-time president. Take particular note of the bold and attractive lettering. The slightly larger size of the "p", "a", "v", and "t" give it an uneven, almost cartoonish style. Prohibition was repealed by Roosevelt via Presidential Proclamation 2065 on December 5, 1933. A Brief Biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt: After entering Harvard University in 1900, Franklin Roosevelt became active with the school newspaper Harvard Crimson. He became its editor in 1903 and that same year became engaged to Eleanor Roosevelt, his fifth cousin and the niece of President Theodore Roosevelt. Enrolling in Columbia Law School in 1905, he passed the bar in 1907 and was employed by the prominent New York law firm Carter, Ledyard, and Milburn. In 1910 he was asked to run for the Democratic senate seat representing his childhood home of Duchess County, NY. Long held by Republicans, his win on the Democratic ticket represented a significant victory. In 1912 he won again, but was resigned in 1913 when newly elected President Woodrow Wilson appointed him Assistant Secretary of the Navy This became an increasingly important position as the U.S. prepared to enter WWI. Like his cousin Theodore, Franklin aspired to rise in the political world. In 1920, he ran for vice president on the unsuccessful Democrat ticket of James Cox. The loss prompted FDR to reenter the business world, and shortly thereafter, in the summer of 1921, while vacationing with his family, Franklin started feeling weak and sickly. He was soon diagnosed with Polio. Like Theodore, he kept his charisma and humor in the face of adversity and made the decision to reenter politics by running for Governor of New York in 1928. Although he was unsure of his body�s strength, he defied all physical odds and won the gubernatorial election in 1928 and again in 1930. By 1932 a second Roosevelt had gained the White House. FDR went on to win again in 1936, 1940, and 1944. His election to his fourth presidential term led to the passing of the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which imposed a two-term limit. Mounting: The vintage frame is a combination of an 1890-1910 period gilded molding and a narrow black document frame of the 1920-1940 period. The textile has been hand-stitched to 100% hemp fabric. Spacers keep the textile away from the glazing, which is U.V. protective glass.
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Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques, llc
Contact   Jeff Bridgman Phone: (717) 502-1281
Period: 1st Half 20th Century (1901 -1949)
Date: 1932
Condition: Excellent, with only minor thread loss in one of the 4 ties.
Measurements: Frame: 10" x 24.5" Banner: 3.25" x 19.25"
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