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1940 PATRIOTIC HAND STITCHED PILLOW CASE, OLD AGE

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1940 PATRIOTIC HAND STITCHED PILLOW CASE, OLD AGE

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1940 PATRIOTIC HAND STITCHED PILLOW CASE, OLD AGE PENSION, THE TOWNSEND PLAN

1940 PATRIOTIC HAND STITCHED PILLOW CASE, OLD AGE PENSION, THE TOWNSEND PLAN

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1940 PATRIOTIC, FOLK ART, HAND STITCHED PILLOW CASE CELEBRATING THE TOWNSEND PLAN OLD AGE PENISON PROPOSAL OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION ERA. PILLOW STITCHING READS: “1776 – 1940, 164 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE. GOD BLESS AMERICA WITH THE TOWNSEND PLAN. WE ARE PROUD TO BE AMERICANS.” CENTRAL TO THE DESIGN IS A 13 STAR FEDERAL U.S. SHIELD FLANKED BY OLIVE BRANCHES (SYMBOLIZING PEACE).

A PHYSICIAN FROM FAIRBURY, ILLINOIS NAMED FRANCIS TOWNSEND (B. 1867 – D. 1960) IS BEST KNOWN FOR HIS REVOLVING OLD-AGE PENSION PROPOSAL. HIS PROPOSAL INFLUENCED PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT ‘S ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM. TOWNSEND LOST HIS JOB AS A PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER IN 1933 AT THE AGE OF 63. THAT YEAR HE WROTE A LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF A NEWSPAPER WHICH LAUNCHED HIS CAREER IN OLD AGE ADVOCACY. WITHIN TWO YEARS, OVER 3400 “TOWNSEND PLAN CLUBS” WERE ORGANIZED IN AMERICA, PUTTING GREAT PRESSURE ON CONGRESS AND FORCING THEM TO PASS AN OLD-AGE PENSION IN 1935.

APPROXIMATE DIMENSIONS ARE 15” X 15” X 5” THICK. CONDITION: FOXING SPOTS, LIGHT SOILING, TONING, FOXING SPOTS, FADING, SMALL STAINS ON RED BACKSIDE. TWO CHARMING DARNING REPAIRS ABOUT 1” IN DIAMETER TO THE LEFT OF THE LETTER “A” IN AMERICA. (PILLOW CASE IS STUFFED).



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    1940 PATRIOTIC HAND STITCHED PILLOW CASE, OLD AGE PENSION, THE TOWNSEND PLAN

    1940 PATRIOTIC HAND STITCHED PILLOW CASE, OLD AGE PENSION, THE TOWNSEND PLAN

    Description

    1940 PATRIOTIC, FOLK ART, HAND STITCHED PILLOW CASE CELEBRATING THE TOWNSEND PLAN OLD AGE PENISON PROPOSAL OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION ERA. PILLOW STITCHING READS: “1776 – 1940, 164 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE. GOD BLESS AMERICA WITH THE TOWNSEND PLAN. WE ARE PROUD TO BE AMERICANS.” CENTRAL TO THE DESIGN IS A 13 STAR FEDERAL U.S. SHIELD FLANKED BY OLIVE BRANCHES (SYMBOLIZING PEACE).

    A PHYSICIAN FROM FAIRBURY, ILLINOIS NAMED FRANCIS TOWNSEND (B. 1867 – D. 1960) IS BEST KNOWN FOR HIS REVOLVING OLD-AGE PENSION PROPOSAL. HIS PROPOSAL INFLUENCED PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT ‘S ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM. TOWNSEND LOST HIS JOB AS A PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER IN 1933 AT THE AGE OF 63. THAT YEAR HE WROTE A LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF A NEWSPAPER WHICH LAUNCHED HIS CAREER IN OLD AGE ADVOCACY. WITHIN TWO YEARS, OVER 3400 “TOWNSEND PLAN CLUBS” WERE ORGANIZED IN AMERICA, PUTTING GREAT PRESSURE ON CONGRESS AND FORCING THEM TO PASS AN OLD-AGE PENSION IN 1935.

    APPROXIMATE DIMENSIONS ARE 15” X 15” X 5” THICK. CONDITION: FOXING SPOTS, LIGHT SOILING, TONING, FOXING SPOTS, FADING, SMALL STAINS ON RED BACKSIDE. TWO CHARMING DARNING REPAIRS ABOUT 1” IN DIAMETER TO THE LEFT OF THE LETTER “A” IN AMERICA. (PILLOW CASE IS STUFFED).



    Reserve: $145.00

    Shipping:
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  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.
  • Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.
  • Location: This item ships from Pennsylvania

    Your purchase is protected:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic.

    In the rare event that the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. Buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
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