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Landon Sunflower

Landon Sunflower Political Button Museum
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Yellow illustration of a sunflower on a brown background with yellow text in the center

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BASTIAN BROS. CO. MFRS OF RIBBON, METAL AND CELLULOID NOVELTIES ROCHESTER, NY

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In the 1936 election for United States President, Alf Landon was the Republican opponent to the Democratic candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt. Landon, being the governor of Kansas at that time, adopted the sunflower as his campaign symbol, because Kansas was known as the Sunflower State. Landon lost the race to Roosevelt by a large margin. 

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Cornell University Library. (2004). Symbols & Mascots. Retrieved August 12, 2019, from https://rmc.library.cornell.edu/vote/symbols/symbols_4.html

Kansas Historical Society. (2017, October). Alfred M. Landon. Retrieved August 12, 2019, from https://www.kshs.org/kansapedia/alfred-m-landon/12126

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PO0902
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