July 22, 2016
Happy Days Are Here Again is a reprise from a 1932 Franklin Roosevelt campaign poster. FDR campaigned on repealing prohibition, and it paid off; he crushed the incumbent Herbert Hoover, 472 electoral votes to 59.
In 1936, FDR ran for reelection, and the DNC was held in Philadelphia at Franklin Field and Convention Hall. Our shirt reflects the cover from the official guidebook to the 1936 convention. FDR won again in a landslide, 523-8.
Our other new shirts aren’t quite as historically accurate. I’m Voting for Cheeseteaks and I Support the Whiz Party both pay homage to Philadelphia’s favorite sandwich, while Schmidt Carlton ‘80 recalls two of Philly’s favorite baseball players of all-time and that memorable 1980 championship team.
"We're always excited to try new things, and the DNC being in town gave us a great opportunity to do that," said Philebrity and Shibe co-owner Johnny Goodtimes. "We had our artists create shirts that would appeal to the people in town for the DNC as well as our regulars."
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