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Object Name Poster, Political
Catalog Number 1986.88.14
Creator Poster Artists Association of America
Maker Morgan Lithograph Company
Date 1928
Material(s) Paper
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."
Notes 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
People Smith, Al
Smith, Alfred Emanuel
Smith, Alfred
Subjects Campaign posters
Campaigns, Political
Candidates, Political
Candidates, Presidential
Election posters
Nominations, Political
Nominations, Presidential
Political campaigns
Political candidates
Political elections
Political posters
Presidential candidates
Presidential elections
Search Terms Democratic National Convention
Democratic Party
New Albany (Ind.)
New York
Presidential campaigns
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS