1936 Democratic National Convention Armband

$ 35.00

For sale is a fantastic survivor of Philadelphia and American history.  This felt and elastic armband measures 4” high by 6” across.  The armband reads “DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION – USHER – 1936.”  This lucky usher got to witness one of the most historic political conventions in American history.  The convention was held from June 23 to 27, 1936 at Convention Hall and Franklin Field and resulted in the nomination of Franklin Delano Roosevelt as president and John N. Garner as vice-president.  This was the convention where FDR gave the landmark acceptance speech remarking, “THIS GENERATION OF AMERICANS HAS A RENDEZVOUS WITH DESTINY!” A great piece of political Philadelphia history!

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