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Object Name Poster, Political
Title Dave Boswell for Commissioner of Agriculture
Catalog Number 1986.88.57
Creator Joe Hancock
Date 1983
Material(s) Paper
Dimensions H-17 W-11 inches
Description This black and white campaign poster shows a photograph of David Boswell wearing a dress shirt and tie and holding two handfuls of dirt. A slogan across the top reads "Kentucky Soil touches all of us." The bottom of the poster has a black text box with white letters that says, "DAVE / BOSWELL / for Commissioner of agriculture." The lower right hand corner reads, "PAID FOR BY JOE HANCOCK, CPA TREASURER." To the right of this text is an illegible printing trademark.
Notes David Boswell, a Democrat, served in the Kentucky State House of Representatives from 1978 to 1983, and he was the Commissioner of Agriculture for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture from 1984 to 1988. He was also a member of the Kentucky State Senate, 8th District from 1991 to 2011.
This poster was donated on December 30, 1986 by Drexel Davis. 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 Boswell, David
Subjects State government
Election posters
Campaign posters
Candidates, Political
Campaigns, Political
Political campaigns
Political candidates
Political elections
Political loyalty
Political parties
Search Terms Democratic Party
Commissioner of Agriculture
political campaigns
Political candidates
Political elections
political souvenirs
Politics & government
Politics, Kentucky
Democratic candidates
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS