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Button, Political -

This is a circular celluloid process metal political button for the gubernatorial campaign of Larry Hopkins in 1991. The button has a dark blue background with yellow lettering that reads "HOPKINS/ For/ GOVERNOR". There is a safety pin closure attached to the back of the button.

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This is a card stock postcard for the Lieutenant Governor campaign of Wayne Rutherford in 1975. The front of the postcard has a red background with a black and white photo of Rutherford in the lower left corner. There is white outlined lettering on the upper half that reads "Rutherford/ Rutherford" and white lettering on the lower half that reads, "Rutherford / Democrat / For Lt. Governor / PAID FOR BY CITIZENS FOR RUTHERFORD / FOR LT. GOV., JAMES D. WALLEN, TREASURER." There is red lettering on the reverse message side that reads "There's got to be a better way!"

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This is a political ribbon made of white silk satin with woven images of Rutherford B. Hayes and William A. Wheeler embroidered in black and gray. There are two horizontal black lines near the top edge of the ribbon with red and blue text embroidered between the lines that reads, "REPUBLICAN / CANDIDATES." Above the images of Hayes and Wheeler, there is red and black text that says "FOR / PRESIDENT" and "FOR / VICE PRESIDENT" respectively. Below each candidate, there is black, blue, and a red text that says "R.B. HAYES/OF/OHIO" and "W.A. WHEELER/OF/NEW YORK." There is a blue and white candy stripe bar embroidered along the bottom. At the top of the ribbon, in reverse, are the letters for th

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Button, Political -

This is a circular celluloid process metal political button for the gubernatorial campaign of Brereton Jones in 1991. The button has white background with dark blue lettering that reads "JONES/ '91". There is a safety pin closure attached to the back.

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This is a molded gold toned metal lapel pin from a Joe Evan political campaign. The pin is molded into the shape of a rooster running toward the right, and it is colored with yellow, red, and white enamel. The name "Joe / EVANS" is below and is colored with blue enamel. The back of the pin has a maker's mark that reads, "S&S." There is a butterfly clasp on the back of the pin.

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Pin, Political -

This is a circular gold tone metal political pin from Pete Worthington's 1991 campaign for Kentucky lieutenant governor. The pin has a dark blue outlined white enamel star on a red outlined white enamel circle within a shiny metallic gold circular border. Inside the star there is metallic gold lettering that reads "Worthington / Lt. Gov. / '91". The back of the pin has an etched checkered pattern and a butterfly clasp.

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This bumper sticker is printed on a white background with blue and red rectangles taking up the majority of the sticker's face. The blue rectangle takes up roughly 2/3 of the sticker and has the words "JONES [space] PATTON" printed in white. In the space between the words is a red 5-pointed star, that is "shadowed" in black. The red rectangle sits below the blue and takes up roughly 1/3 of the sticker. It has on it, again printed in white, the words "DEMOCRATS FOR KENTUCKY." In the lower right corner is a union printing label, also printed in white. It says, "GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION / GCIU / UNION LABEL / INTERNATIONAL UNION." To the left of this label is a small, white "R" in a circle, and to

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Button, Political -

This is a circular celluloid type political button for the Drexel Davis political campaign for Secretary of State in Kentucky. The background is light beige with brown lettering and features a sepia photograph of Drexel Davis in a circle in the middle. Around the photograph across the top the wording reads "DREX DAVIS", "FOR" on each side and around the bottom reads "SECRETARY OF STATE". The back of the button is tinplate with a stick pin closure.

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Button, Political -

This is a circular celluloid process political button for the gubernatorial campaign of Gatewood Galbraith in 1991. The button has a white background with a center motif of a large green marijuana leaf, gold veins, and black outline. There is green and gold lettering that reads "GREEN DEMOCRATS" and "GATEWOOD FOR GOVERNOR 1991" separated by two green dots. A safety pin closure is attached to the back of the button.

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File, Nail -

This is an emery board for the political campaign of Walter Baker for U.S. House of Representatives in 1971. The emery board is tan on the rough side and red, white and blue on the buff side. There is black lettering on the buff side that reads "WALTER BAKER FOR CONGRESS/ Pd. For By Citizens For W. Baker - J. Pedigo, Treas." followed by an unreadable printer's union bug.

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File, Nail -

This is an emery board for the political campaign of Donnie Kell for State Treasurer in 1991. The emery board is tan colored on rough side and yellow colored on buff side. There is black lettering on the buff side that reads "ELECT DONNIE KELL STATE TREASURER '91".

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Button, Political -

This is a circular celluloid process political button for the gubernatorial campaign of Larry Hopkins in 1991. The button has a bright blue background with yellow lettering across the middle that reads "HOPKINS" and white lettering around the top and bottom that reads "HONEST CHANGE" and "GOVERNOR". There is a safety pin closure attached to the back of the button.

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Button, Political -

This is a circular celluloid process metal political button for the Lieutenant Governor campaign of Steve Collins in 1991. The button has a white background with blue lettering that reads "Steve/ Collins/ Lt. Governor '91". A safety pin closure is attached to the back of the button.

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This is a circular celluloid process political button for the State Treasurer campaign of Drex Davis, Jr. in 1991. The button has a white background with a blue tint photo of Davis in the middle and dark blue lettering across the top and around the bottom of the button that reads "Drex Davis, Jr. and "State Treasurer". There is a dark blue unreadable union printers label on the curled under edge and a safety pin closure is attached to the back of the button.

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This is a wood and graphite pencil for the gubernatorial campaign of Floyd Poore in 1991. The pencil is unsharpened and has hexagonal sides, painted medium blue with white lettering that reads "DR. FLOYD G. POORE/ He Will Cut Your Taxes/ Governor 91' ". There is a gold metal eraser holder attached to the end with an unused rubber eraser.

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This is a wood and graphite pencil for the political campaign of Fred Cowan for Lieutenant Governor in 1991. The pencil is unsharpened and painted white with red lettering that reads "COWAN FOR LT. GOVERNOR". There is a gold metal eraser holder attached at the end with an unused rubber eraser.

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This is a circular celluloid process metal political button for the Secretary of State campaign of Alma Waddell in 1987. The button has a white background with dark blue lettering that reads "Alma/ Waddell/ Secretary of State/ Paid for by the Committee/ to Elect Alma Waddell Secretary of State/ Rudean Adams, Treasurer". There is a small unreadable union printers label at the bottom and "MADE IN U.S.A." in dark blue on the curled under edge. A pinback is attached to the back of the button.

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Button, Political -

This is a circular celluloid-type political button for the presidential campaign of Robert "Bob" Dole in 1980. The background is white with lettering in black and a black and white photograph of the candidate in a suit jacket and tie. The message on the button reads "ELECT / DOLE / 1980." The letters in the name "Dole" are stacked vertically. There is small black text printed along the lower edge that reads, "KANSAS FOR DOLE 1980." The back of the button is made of tinplate and has a collet and stick pin closure.

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File, Nail - Emery Board, Alma Waddell

This is an emery board for the political campaign of Alma Waddell for Kentucky Secretary of State in 1987. The emery board is tan on the rough side and white on the buff side. There is dark blue lettering on the buff side that reads "Elect Alma Waddell/ Secretary of State/ Paid for by the Committee to/ Elect Alma Waddell Secretary of State,/ Rudean Adams, Treasurer".

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This is a small gold metal lapel pin for the Ray Corns' 1991 campaign for Kentucky lieutenant governor. The button is rectangular with incised and enamel lettering that reads "JUDGE" in dark blue, "RAY" in red, "CORNS" in white and "LT. GOVERNOR" in dark blue. A white star on a dark blue square is in the upper right corner. There is a butterfly clasp on the back of the pin.