vintage election

America Needs A Space Age President

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.