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Object Name Poster, Political
Title Harry Lee Waterfield
Catalog Number 1986.88.34
Date 1963
Material(s) Paper/Cardboard
Dimensions H-13.813 W-11 inches
Description This political poster is on thin cardboard and has a white background. Across the very top edge of the poster is a line of small red flags creating a top border. Also at the top, in blue cursive text, is the word "Elect" followed by blue letters in regular type saying "HARRY LEE." Under this, in all capital red lettering, is the name "WATERFIELD" and a blue tinted photograph of Harry Waterfield in a suit and tie centered underneath that. Under the image, again in red text, are the words "LIEUTENANT / GOVERNOR." At the bottom of the poster, centered, is a red union logo (bug) which reads "Typographical / Union Label / Ashland, KY." From either side of this logo are more small flags, this time blue, creating a bottom border.
Notes Harry Lee Waterfield was a newspaper publisher and then a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1938 to 1947. He returned to the House from 1950 to 1951. He was also Speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives between 1944 and 1946. Waterfield served as the 42nd and 44th Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky (from 1955-59 and 1963-67) and unsuccessfully sought election as Governor of Kentucky.
This object was donated on December 30, 1986 by Drexell 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 Waterfield, Harry Lee
Subjects Campaign posters
Campaigns, Political
Election posters
Elections
Political campaigns
Political candidates
Political posters
Politicians
Politics & government
Posters
People associated with politics & government
Search Terms Kentucky
Democratic Party
Democrats
Lieutenant Governors
Hickman County (Ky.)
Representative
Kentucky House of Representatives
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS