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Image of Bust - Beriah Magoffin

Bust - Beriah Magoffin

This is a marble portrait bust of Governor Beriah Magoffin. He is depicted draped with a toga-like garment that sits on his left shoulder and wraps completely around his shoulders. His hair is parted on his right side and combed back. He has a full beard. An inscription on the right side of the base reads, "Henry Dexter, Fecit./Boston, 1860."

Image of Portrait - Governor Thomas E. Bramlette

Portrait - Governor Thomas E. Bramlette

This portrait of Governor Thomas E. Bramlette is a bust portrait of the subject. The painting depicts a bearded Bramlette from waist up wearing a black jacket, white shirt, and black bowtie. The painting has a brown background.

Image of Gavel

Gavel -

This is a wooden gavel made of oak. It is a simple design with handle and head. The head of the gavel bears eight deep engraved rings towards the edges and five more shallow rings incised toward the center.

Image of Button, Political

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.

Image of Sticker, Bumper

Sticker, Bumper -

This is from either the 1991 or 1995 gubernatorial campaign of Larry Forgy. It is a white bumper sticker with blue stars across the top right. The text "Forgy / Governor" is printed in blue and red.

Image of Handbill - Handbill, Wendell Ford Campaign.

Handbill - Handbill, Wendell Ford Campaign.

This is a handbill for Wendell Ford's 1967 campaign for Lieutenant Governor. Printed in blue with photos of Ford and text describing his commitment to serve as "one of America's outstanding young men." The front has a bust photograph of Ford in blue with the inscription '"ONE OF/ AMERICA's/ OUTSTANDING/ YOUNG MEN'/ Wendell FORD/ CANDIDATE FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR."

Image of Button, Political

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.

Image of Sticker, Bumper

Sticker, Bumper -

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

Image of Desk, Rolltop

Desk, Rolltop -

This is a wooden roll-top desk. There are inset panels around the base of the desk. There is a a molding that runs around the foot of the desk on all sides. There are ceramic pulls on the roll-top and the front drawers. On the bottom left side of the desk is a door that opens revealing three interior drawers. The wood under the drawers is numbered on bottom 2-4 and top drawer numbered "1" on bottom. Both the door and the top drawer have locks. The right side on the bottom is identical with drawers labeled 5-8. The desk top is covered with green felt. The roll-top is composed of molded wooden slats lined with blue and white cotton ticking. Each side of the interior of the desk has inlaid doo

Image of File, Nail - Emery Board, Alma Waddell

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".

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a circular celluloid process metal political button for the gubernatorial campaign of Harvey Sloane in 1979. The button has a white background with dark blue lettering across the top that reads "WOMEN'S ROUNDTABLE". There is dark blue lettering in the center that reads "FOR GOVERNOR/ Sloane" with a red stripe above and below. There is a safety pin closure attached to the back.

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a circular celluloid process political button for the gubernatorial campaign of Louie B. Nunn in 1967. The button has a dark green background with red lettering that reads "NUNN". There is an unreadable union printer's label at the bottom of the button. A stick pin is attached under the back edge.

Image of Gun, Cane

Gun, Cane -

This is a Lambert’s Patent combination gun and cane. The removable outer reed sheath hides an iron barrel beneath. The gun consists of a 28” long tapered and rifled barrel which screws into the section that contains the action and cane handle. The firing action and trigger are exposed only when the knob handle is pulled back. The handle can be bent downward to cock the weapon and serves as a butt stock. The ivory knob handle has a raised incised bead in the center and incised lines at its base. The handle is secured with an iron rivet visible at the top of the ivory knob. There is a separate cane sheath (not original). This sheath is made from a hollow reed with branches removed. The mater

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a political campaign button for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Louie B. Nunn who ran in the 1967 Kentucky Governor's race. It uses a celluloid process with a white background. The words are imprinted in blue lettering with "INAUGURATION" across the top, followed by "WE WON / WITH / NUNN / DEC. 12, 1967" which is also in blue. There is a metal stick pin affixed to the back of the button.

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a political campaign button for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Louie B. Nunn who ran in the 1967 Kentucky Governor's race. It uses a celluloid process with a white background. The words are imprinted in blue lettering with "INAUGURATION" across the top, followed by "WE WON / WITH / NUNN / DEC. 12, 1967" which is also in blue. There is a metal stick pin affixed to the back of the button.

Image of Drawing - William Goebel

Drawing - William Goebel

This is a pastel on paper bust portrait of Governor William Goebel in profile. He is facing toward the right. Goebel is wearing a brown suit with notched lapels, a brown vest, brown tie, and a white shirt with a standing collar.

Image of Portrait - Confederate Governor Richard Hawes Portrait

Portrait - Confederate Governor Richard Hawes Portrait

Bust portrait of Confederate Governor Richard Hawes. The painting depicts an older man that is wearing a gray coat with black collar. The artist depicted the subject with very flushed cheeks and is sitting in a plain black background. There is a Confederate flag painted on the Bottom Left corner.

Image of Card, Political

Card, Political -

This is a blue colored political card with a photograph of Happy Chandler on the front printed in half-tones. The inscription beeath the photograph reads "VOTE FOR/ A.B. "Happy" CHANDLER/ FOR GOVERNOR." On the back the inscription reads "VOTE FOR/ A.B. "Happy" Chandler/ FOR/ GOVERNOR/ Democratic Primary, May 23, 1967/ Your Vote And Support Greatly Appreciated."

Image of Card, Greeting

Card, Greeting -

This is Governor Ruby Laffoon's official Christmas Card. This Christmas card features a black and white photo of the Governor's mansion on its front. Inside, black centered text reads, "Governor Laffoon / and / Mrs. Laffoon / send Christmas Greetings / and best wishes for the New Year." A gray "1933" is diagonally slanted up the right at this text's left, and a gray "1934" is diagonally slanted down to the right at the text's right.

Image of Card, Greeting

Card, Greeting -

This Governor Flem Sampson's official Christmas card which depicts a black and white photograph of the front and side view of the Kentucky Governor's Mansion. There are several short pine trees depicted in the lawn in the foreground. The mansion is shown with striped awnings on the windows and on the front entrance before the columns leading to the mansion. The inside the card reads "Governor Sampson and Mrs. Sampson/ send Christmas greetings and best wishes for the New Year." The text is located on the right side panel and is printed in italicized text.