Coolidge

A Campaign Talk by President Calvin Coolidge (U.S.A.) / 1924

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Design: An attractive design, prominently featuring a photograph of a clean-cut and confident Coolidge. The reverse (below), featuring a stirring military march by Sousa, shows a patriotic flag.

History: Made by Arco, 96 - 5th Avenue, New York. Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) won the election to become the 30th president of the United States in 1924, after having inherited the office from Warren G. Harding, who had died in office. Obviously making use of all the latest technology to get his 'conservative' message across, Coolidge was the first president to deliver a political speech by radio, in 1924. Somewhat unusually for a politician, he refrained from belittling his opponents (in fact, never even mentioning them by name) during his campaigns. Record scans courtesy of collector Ken Hagelthorn of the U.S.A.



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