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The Farmer's Daughter
Date: c. 1936
Medium: Crayon on paper
Dimensions: sheet: 16 × 12 7/16 in. (40.6 × 31.6 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Helen Farr Sloan, 1987
Object Number: 1987-54
About: Henry Eugene Elderman was the editorial cartoonist for the Washington Post in the 1930s, a position he left to serve in World War II. He worked as a cartoonist for the Office of War Information's Victory magazine. After the war, he lived in New York until his death in 1963. This cartoon must have appeared during the run-up to the 1936 Presidential contest between Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Alf Landon. The candidates' competing supporters are trying to gain the vote of farmers.
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