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Object Name Poster, Political
Common Name Sign, Yard
Catalog Number 1992.26.82
Date 1991
Material(s) Paper/Cardboard
Dimensions H-11.125 W-22 inches
Description This political yard sign is identical on either side. Each side had a dark blue background with large yellow text across the top which reads "Hopkins." Under this, in white text, is printed "Governor." Centered at the bottom of each side in much smaller white text is printed "PAID FOR BY A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE WHO WANT TO ELECT LARRY J. HOPKINS GOVERNOR, JIM MARTIN, CPA, TREASURER, P.O. BOX 989, LEXINGTON, KY 40588." In the bottom right corner of each side is a union trademark with the number "512" inside.
Notes Larry J. Hopkins served in the Kentucky Senate in 1977. The next year he was elected to the U.S. House of Representative from Kentucky's 6th District and remained in that post until 1993. In 1991, Hopkins ran for Governor of Kentucky in the general election to Brereton C. Jones.

This object was donated on December 1, 1992 by Drexell R. 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 Hopkins, Larry
Subjects Campaigns, Political
Candidates, Political
Political campaigns
Political candidates
Political elections
Political posters
Politics & government
Representation, Political
State government
Search Terms Gubernatiorial election
Gubernatorial race
House of Representatives
Lexington (Ky.)
Republican party
Yard Sign
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS