Alfred Bendiner’s “And So I Give You Our Candidate and the Next President of the United States of America” 1948 captures the energy of convention week then and now in Philadelphia. Bendiner was trained as an architect but is better known as a celebrated cartoonist for the Philadelphia Bulletin known for his wry humor and social commentary. One can only imagine what he’d make of our 2016 presidential race.
This work was made in 1948 when both the Democratic Party Convention and the G.O.P. Convention were both held in Philadelphia. We believe the wreathed candidate is Thomas Dewey, who famously lost to Harry Truman and became one of our most admired presidents.
We have an excellent selection of works by Bendiner (1899-1964). Please ask for more images or, even better, come visit to see them face to face.