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Object Name Poster, Political
Title Democrats For the 80's
Catalog Number 1990.19.42
Creator Kentucky Democratic Party
Date 1979
Material(s) Paper
Dimensions H-17 W-14 inches
Description This poster is made of thin, white cardstock. At the very top, printed in red capital letters are the words "DEMOCRATS / FOR THE / 80's." Under this are blue-tinted, printed photographs of Martha Layne Collins (on the left) and John Y. Brown Jr. (on the right). Below these photographs in centered, red lettering is printed "John Y. Brown Jr. / FOR GOVERNOR." In blue letters below this is written "Martha Layne Collins / FOR LT. GOVERNOR." Under this is a block of text, slightly smaller than the rest and all in red lettering that reads "Ray Barber FOR SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION / Alben Barkley II FOR COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE / Steve Beshear FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL / Drex Davis FOR SECRETARY OF STATE / Jim Graham FOR AUDITOR OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS / Frances Jones Mills FOR SECRETARY OF STATE." Finally, in small red lettering at the center, bottom of the poster are the words "Paid for by Kentucky Democratic Party, W. Bruce Lunsford, Treasurer, P.O. Box 694, Frankfort, Kentucky 40602." To the left of this line of text is a printer's trademark reading "Typographical / Union Label / Frankfort, KY."
Notes Louisville businessman John Y. Brown, Jr. headed the 1979 Democratic slate for state offices which also included Martha Layne Collins, Drex Davis Jr., Steve Beshear, and Francis Jones Mills.
This item was donated by Drexell R. Davis in November, 27th 1990. Davis, a self-described "Yellow Dog" Democrat, held several elected positions in the Kentucky state government. His thirty-three years of public service prompted his interest in collecting political memorabilia.
Collection Drexell R. Davis Collection
People Brown, John Y. Jr.
Collins, Martha Layne
Subjects Collins, Martha Layne
Brown, John Y., Jr.
Political activity
Political campaigns
Political candidates
Political elections
Political organizations
Political posters
Politics & government
Election posters
Campaign posters
Campaigns, Political
Search Terms Democratic Party
Democratic candidates
political campaigns
Political candidates
Political elections
political souvenirs
Politics & government
Politics, Kentucky
Election tickets
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS