Wendell Willkie and incumbent Franklin D. Roosevelt ran against each other in the 1940 general election for the office of the President. Roosevelt won after receiving fifty-five percent of the vote and also garnering the electoral college poll by a handsome margin. The lead image above, contains one of Willkie’s campaign’s clever signs in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and a mix of everyday cars produced between the late-1920s to the late-1930s.
In the scene below near Bismarck, North Dakota, Roosevelt was touring through the area in and around Bismarck, North Dakota, viewing damage encountered while the region was suffering from a severe drought circa-1936.
Tell us what you find of interest in the way automobiles and in particular the convertible that Roosevelt was riding in. The photos are via the St. Francis Social Club.