|Object Name||Poster, Political|
|Creator||Poster Artists Association of America|
|Maker||Morgan Lithograph Company|
|Dimensions||H-21.938 W-13.75 inches|
|Description||This political poster is printed on thin, tan paper. Across the top in large brown text is printed "FOR PREDIENT / ALFRED E. SMITH." On either side of the top line of text is a brown star. Below this text is an image of Alfred Smith wearing a bow tie and a suit jacket. The image is surrounded by a thin, double border. In the bottom right corner of the image is a union bug for the Poster Artists Association of America. Under the image is more text which reads "HONEST - ABLE - FEARLESS." Centered at the bottom of the poster is a printer's union trademark. Under that is the name of the lithography company printed in small brown letters, "MORGAN LITHO CO. CLEVELAND, O. U.S.A."|
Alfred Emanuel "Al" Smith was elected sheriff of New York County in 1915 and was elected Governor of New York in 1918. Smith lost his bid for reelection in 1920, but was again elected Governor in 1922, 1924 and 1926. In 1928 Smith and his running mate Joseph T. Robinson lost the United States Presidential Election in a landslide to Republicans Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis.
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|
|Event||1928 United States Presidential Election|
Smith, Alfred Emanuel
Democratic National Convention
New Albany (Ind.)
|Physical Holder||Kentucky Historical Society - KHS|