The President’s Speech
To support President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s 1944 re-election campaign,Syd Hoff, Crockett Johnson, Lynd Ward, Hugo Gellert, William Gropper, and fourteen other artists illustrated this booklet, called The President’s Speech.
The text is FDR’s speech made before the Teamsters Union on September 23rd, 1944 — also known as the “Fala speech,” since it features his dog, Fala.
[Shown here] is Crockett Johnson’s page. You’ll note that he drew the famous Fala himself. (Nine Kinds of Pie / Artists for FDR)