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1932 Presidential campaign kercheif for the Socialist Party

1932 Presidential campaign kercheif for the Socialist Party
Title
1932 Presidential campaign kercheif for the Socialist Party
Date 
1932
Medium 
Cotton: printed
Dimensions 
Overall: 11 1/4 x 11 1/2 in. ( 28.6 x 29.2 cm )
Description 
Red cotton kerchief, unhemmed, printed in white with arm bearing torch and names of 1932 Socialist candidates for Presidential and New York City and State campaigns. Inscribed: Socialist/Party/President/Norman Thomas/Vice President/James Maurer/Governor/Louis Waldman/Lt. Governor/Charles W. Noonan/Mayor/Morris Hillquit
Credit Line 
Purchase
Object Number 
2003.73
Marks 
inscription: printed: "Socialist/Party/President/Norman Thomas/Vice President/James Maurer/Governor/Louis Waldman/Lt. Governor/Charles W. Noonan/Mayor/Morris Hillquit"
Gallery Label 
This kerchief was distributed by the Socialist Party of America in 1932. Although Morris Hillquit received 100,000 votes in his bid for mayor, 1932 marked the SPA's last strong showing in an election. Workers, particularly those from the garment industry, who formed the party's base in the 1920's, fled either to the Democratic Party or to the more radical Communist Party.
Provenance 
Sold as lot #383, Slater's Provenance auction, June 24, 2003.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group