1936 Alf Landon supporter
Oct. 1936: Lewis Hamlin sits in a truck he donated to the Republican presidental nominees Alf Landon and Col. Frank Knox campaign in Southern California.
“A lot of idle trucks and a lot of idle men will go back to work again if we elect Gov. Alf Landon and Col. Frank Knox,” said Hamlin.
Landon and Knox lost to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Nance Garner.
This image was published in the Oct. 28, 1936, Los Angeles Times.
October 23, 2012, 1:53 pm
I guess boondoggling was a problem that year in the middle of the Great Depression. We now have the same problem with Congress: much work with no results.
FDR had very little opposition then. History is not kind to the "also rans". We heard a bit about Alf Landon in school but Knox and Garner, not much if any. The only one of his VPs with luck on his side was Truman.
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