Historical Americana and pop culture collector Scott Mussell is reaching out in hopes of locating an example of a rare poster issued in New York City during the 1932 U.S. Presidential election. The poster advertises Franklin D. Roosevelt for President and Hurbert Lehman for Governor of New York. It features a WPA style illustration of protestors each carrying a sign with a labor related slogan including; "5 Day Week", "Shorter Hours", "Right To Organize", "Collective Bargaining", "Higher Wages", "Abolition Of Child Labor" and "Social Security". Additionally it advertises the "American Labor Party." Mussell explains, "There were so many labor unions in New York they formed there own political party which was allied with and basically represented the Democratic Party in the state." This poster was produced by the "Joint Board Dressmaker's Union Locals 10, 22, 60 and 89" and was used at rallies and can be seen in several press photos from the era.
Mussell, who has been collecting since he was 8 years old, identifies it as, "one of the most pleasing graphics on any political campaign poster," adding, "as a collector who has a particular passion for items related to Franklin D. Roosevelt this would be a real prize for me and I'm willing to pay handsomely." Mussell notes that collectors value condition but this poster is rare enough that he's seeking an example in any condition. "I've been collecting with my father Lee since I was a kid and this poster has always eluded us it would be an exciting addition." Mussell said noting that he is offering $3000- on condition- for an example of the poster. Visit his website www.mussellamericana.com or call him at 515.707.7250 anytime for further details.