No matter where you come from, President Kennedy’s refrain of “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country” is the optimism we should all strive for in these seemingly impossible times
Amalgamated Flying Saucer Clubs of America founder
Gabriel Green’s 1960 campaign for the Presidency of the United States.
As a write-in candidate, he ran against fellow Whittier, California-born
Richard M. Nixon and his Democratic Party rival John F. Kennedy.
Wake Up America Day. 1917. James Montgomery Flagg.
27 5/8 x 40 in./70.3 x 101.5 cm
In a design far more Modern than its time, Flagg shows us a stylized minuteman in flat planes of red, white, and blue rousing America to the call of Wake Up America Day. Held on the anniversary of the Battle of Lexington, President Wilson had declared war on Germany just two weeks prior – and this Day was supposed to be a giant calling to arms of American men to join the fight.
In 1929, Edward Englert ran for the Ward 11 City Council seat. Part of his platform was the “Sunday Baseball Scandal.” Read on to learn more about the other issues in the 1929 Ward 11 race. What do you think?
Political Ephemera, Box 1, Folder 1, Collection 9800.006, Boston City Archives