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Image of Bag, Shopping

Bag, Shopping -

This white paper campaign bag with handles has blue text that reads, "Bill Cox Lt. Gov. '79" on the front. Beneath the slogan in small letters, it says, "Paid for by Bill Cox for Lt. Governor Committee, P.O. Box 1979, Madisonville, KY 42431, W. Logan Calvert, Treasurer."

Image of Badge, Political

Badge, Political -

This is a silver metal pin. The design of the pin includes American flags, a central star, and "1952" on a banner. The lettering at bottom reads "DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL/CONVENTION." The name is "AL FORD" is embossed on a strip of blue adhesive tape.

Print - Henry Clay

This print of Henry Clay features Clay standing in the center of the image. Clay is looking toward the left side of the image while gesturing to the right side. The left background features a farm with a plow, anvil, a ship and a loom shuttle. The right side of the image is dominated by a large white column and an American flag. A globe is on the floor on the right side of the image.

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 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 Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a celluloid-type pinback button with a safety pin enclosure. It has a light blue background with red text. In the center of the button are images of Mike Dukakis, Sam Nunn, and Ted Kennedy. The text reads "'WE LIKE MIKE'/DUKAKIS IN '88".

Image of Postcard

Postcard -

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!"

Image of Button, Campaign

Button, Campaign -

This is a circular campaign button, produced by lithographic process, to support a local referendum on a bond issue for the Louisville Zoological Gardens. It has an orange background with the slogan, "BACK / THE / ZOO" in black script. It has a stickpin on the reverse side.

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a circular celluloid process metal political button for the U.S. congressional campaign of Chris Gorman in 1991. The button has a white background with a red stripe across the top with white lettering that reads "CHRIS", a dark blue stripe across the middle with white lettering that reads "GORMAN" and dark blue lettering across the bottom that reads "DEMOCRAT". There is a safety pin closure attached to the back.

Image of Ring, Key

Ring, Key -

This is a molded plastic amd metal key ring for the 1991 politcal campaign of Leonard "Buck" Beasley for Commissioner of Agriculture. The key ring is white in the shape of an extra edition newspaper with blue lettering that reads "National News" and "BEASLEY/FOR COMMISSIONER/OF AGRICULTURE" with two shadowed stars on each side. There is a plactic tab extention forming a loop and fastened with a metal rivot. There is a metal ring for keys.

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 Pin, Political

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.

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 Portrait - Henry Clay

Portrait - Henry Clay

This bust portrait of Henry Clay depicts him with blond hair, blue eyes and wearing a white shirt, black jacket, waistcoat and cravat. He has a receding hair line but his hair is long on the sides. He is facing the viewer's left. There is a green background.

Image of Button, Political

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.

Image of Button, Political

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.

Image of Sticker, Bumper

Sticker, Bumper -

This Brereton Jones bumper sticker has a white border with a red and blue horizontal background with white text. The upper red stripe contains text that reads "TEACHERS FOR, " and the blue background, which takes up the lower 3/4 of the sticker, has a big white "JONES." A small white union printing label resides in the lower right corner of the sticker and has a blue "512" printed at its center.

Image of File, Nail

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.

Image of File, Nail

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".

Image of Button, Political

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.