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The candidates are melting! We see potential Republican nominees for the 1952 Presidential elections, Thomas Dewey of New York, Robert Taft of Ohio, and Harold Stassen of Minnesota. Watching the snowmen melt is President Truman, who hoping for their quick disappearance from the Presidential race. General MacArthur is the melted snowman, and…

The Cup That Cheers

Straw polls, or a straw vote is an “unofficial ballot conducted as a test of public opinion. Here the Republicans and the Democrats are competing to “drink” the most straw vote results. The Democratic Party had been in power since 1932. According to Gallup polls President Roosevelt’s approval ratings steadily grew throughout…

Is There A Psychiatrist in the House

In 1948 the Democratic Party didnot stand united behind a single candidate. Truman, the incumbent, proposed several progressive reforms which committed the Democratic party to formulate a platform of explicit racial equality with “the end of state poll taxes, anti-lynching laws and the desegregation of the military.” These proposals led…

Just One Big Party---On This Issue

1948 marked the historic presidential election between Dewey and Truman. Walking with their arms linked, Truman and Dewey seem pretty buddy-buddy. The anonymous chap labeled “J. Public,” looks pretty happy too. For once all the parties AND the public can agree on something!

Just Who is Head Mahout Around Here?

The term “mahout” is used in South/South East Asia to refer to a person who works with or rides elephants. The symbol of the G.O.P is also an elephant. Ron A. Lewis here makes an ironic illustration on the uncertainty of who will be the “head” rider of the Republican party, as in 1940 there was not a strong candidate for the…

What Will The Harvest Be?

Seems like the Republicans are doing a great job mowing over Springfield, Illinois! In preparation for the 1936 election year, the Republican party held a “grassroots” convention in Springfield Illinois to rally the party and raise hopes for the next year. In doing this, they GOP reminded their members of both the greatness of one…

Dragging It Out Again

President Franklin D. Roosevelt is once again dragging out his “political halo” tor the upcoming election year of 1940. Brought out from his “Hope Chest”, this symbolizes FDR’s hope to be elected for a third term. Clearly the artist thinks FDR was being presumptuous in trying for a third term.

Thanksgiving Wishbone

Happy Thanksgiving Mr. President! Did you know that Thanksgiving was not always celebrated on the third Thursday of November?

Prior to 1939 Thanksgiving was always celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, in accordance to President Lincoln’s 1863 Proclamation. President Franklin D. Roosevelt decided to change the date of Thanksgiving at…

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover, depicted here, represented the two opposing political sides of the debate over how to solve the Great Depression. Hoover represented the Republican and FDR represented the Democrats. However it seems that no one has the solution.

Our Deepest Sympathy Mr. President

On September 7, 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt lost his mother, Sara.[1] Sara Roosevelt was 86 at the time of her passing. The act of Uncle Sam sympathizing with FDR shows how the nation as a whole could relate to the president. This was an especially trying time for Roosevelt as his mother was his only remaining parent after his father, James, passed…