this large red, white, and blue button promoted the presidential campaign of Dwight D. Eisenhower. Originally from Abilene, Kansas, Eisenhower was the Supreme Allied Commander during World War II and later the 34th President of the United States. The phrase "I like Ike" was a clever play on Eisenhower's name and proved popular during his 1952 campaign. Eisenhower grew up in Abilene, Kansas.
Item Number: 215422
KSHS Identifier: 1998.7.1
Collections - Museum
Curriculum - The Kansas Journey - Chapter 11: A Changing Society, A Modern World
Date - 1950s - 1952
Government and Politics - Elections
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Presidents - Eisenhower, Dwight D.
Government and Politics - Political Parties - Republican
Military - Service - Army
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Personal Symbol - Button - Political
People - Notable Kansans - Eisenhower, Dwight David, 1890-1969
Thematic Time Period - Eisenhower Years, 1946-1961
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts