SOLD OUT-1932 FDR Campaign Shot Glass and Just a Swallow Shot Glass

SOLD OUT-1932 FDR Campaign Shot Glass and Just a Swallow Shot Glass



“Happy days are here again, the skies above are clear again, so let’s sing a song of cheer again, happy days are here again!”

Sip from a piece of history with our FDR 1932 presidential campaign shot glass or this stylistically similar companion Just a Swallow glass. Found together at a recent flea market excusion. Some very slight signs of color fade on the donkey and bird, but the rest of the images/text and the glasses themselves are intact and so charming. HAND WASH!

3” tall

1.5” wide at top

1.25” wide at bottom

FDR ran for president during one of the most complex and challenging times in US History. It took four ballots at the Democratic convention to give him the nomination. With the country reeling from the Great Depression, FDR beat Republican Herbert Hoover in a landslide victory. Campaigning on a hopeful message, his theme song was Happy Days Are Here Again, thus this shot glass which is campaign memorabilia. His first act of business was the repeal of prohibition.

I found this passage from See How They Ran oddly familiar: “In a famous speech to the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on September 23, he delivered a brilliant primer on the evolution and relationship of governance and economy in a democracy, and of the need to redress the balance between corporate and individual economic rights. In other words, it was time for the government to take a more activist role in reviving the economy, “distributing wealth and products more equitably, of adapting existing economic organizations to the service of the people.” He wanted to give Americans a sense that their lives would again be productive, “Every man has a right to life; and this means that he has also a right to make a comfortable living.”

Items from The RetroFab are second hand vintage or antique and may have small flaws and imperfections which will be noted in descriptions. I’m 56 and I have some flaws and imperfections of my own.

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