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Object Name Fan, Fixed
Common Name Fan, Political
Catalog Number 1986.88.199
Date 1986
Material(s) Paper/Wood/Metal
Dimensions H-13 W-7 inches
Description This fixed fan is comprised of a sheet of printed, white, lightweight cardboard affixed to a wooden handle. Both the cardboard and the wooden handle have rounded edges. The cardboard is attached to the handle with two metal staples. The fan has a white background with red and blue text. Across the top in red letters is printed "Mann's Fans" with a blue eagle underneath. Printed below the eagle in blue text is "Terry Mann" and in red text "U.S. Congress." The bottom of the fan has a small blue union label which reads "Typographical / Union Label / Blue Grass." Below this is small blue text which reads "Paid for by Mann for Congress Comm. Wm. McBee Treas." There two additional staples in the fan, one on either of the two bottom corners.
Notes Terry Mann is a politician from Kentucky. This fan is likely from his 4th Congressional District campaign as a Democrat in 1986. Terry Mann lost the election to Republican James Paul Bunning. Earlier, in 1982, Mann had also campaigned to represent Kentucky's 4th District but lost to M. Gene Snyder. In 1984, Mann won the election for U.S. Senator from Kentucky, beating Randolph "Randy" C. Spinks.

This object was donated on December 30, 1986 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 Mann, Terry
Subjects Fans
Campaigns, Political
Political campaigns
Political candidates
Political elections
Candidates, Political
Search Terms political souvenirs
Fan, Hand
Fan, Political
Politics, Kentucky
Louisville (Ky.)
Democratic Party
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS