Yeah, well, eventually he came around to the idea, at least.
McKinley is the Man! And also there’s that other guy, who may come in handy someday …
"Four-year-old Mary Ann Bauer refuses to take sides in the election battle being waged by her parents, John and Mary, at their North Philadelphia home." - Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, November 1, 1960
"The safest guardians of Liberty’s flag - the Public Schools - welcoming President McKinley, El Paso, Texas."
President William McKinley visited El Paso, Texas in 1901. The crowd holds signs saying: “400,000 teachers and 15,000,000 pupils are a pillar of strength to our government.” Wm. McKinley. El Paso believes it!”
Aww, it’s First Lady Betty Ford and President Gerald Ford on the re-election campaign trail in Tampa, Florida, in 1976.
From the 1890s, Warren Harding, future President and noted penis-nicknamer, was a popular speaker on the “Circuit Chautauqua,” a traveling series of lectures, musical numbers and other performances. Harding often discussed one of his heroes, founding father Alexander Hamilton. This 1904 brochure, including a bio of Harding (at that time, Lieutenant Governor of Ohio) and newspaper comments praising his speaking performances, was created in in promotion of an upcoming Hamilton lecture.
Great election day door hanger from the 1984 presidential campaign.
Not everyone was a fan of Ronald Reagan’s economic policies.