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75,000 Legionnaires capture New York

75,000 Legionnaires capture New York
Creator: Illustrated Current News, Inc.
Date: August 29, 1952
These are picturegrams from the American Legion Convention in New York in 1952. "As some 3 million New Yorkers cheer their lagging footsteps, the delegates to the American Legion Convention, West Point Cadets, many bands, etc., parade on Fifth Ave. for 9 1/2 hours." 1. A zany 'Leapin Lena' gives the crowd a lot of laughs. 2. Presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Harry W. Colmery, march with the Kansas delegation. 3. Claude Buzich, Minneapolis, gives a reluctant policeman a great big kiss.


Andrew Frank Schoeppel

Andrew Frank Schoeppel
Date: Between 1953 and 1961
Andrew Schoeppel, United States Senator from Kansas, with Richard Milhous Nixon, Vice President of the United States, and Dwight David Eisenhower, President of the United States.


Correspondence between Dwight David Eisenhower and U.S. Senator Joseph L. Bristow concerning Eisenhower's appointment to a military academy

Correspondence between Dwight David Eisenhower and U.S. Senator Joseph L. Bristow concerning Eisenhower's appointment to a military academy
Creator: Eisenhower, Dwight David, 1890-1969
Date: August 1910 -- March 1911
This is a series of letters concerning Dwight D. Eisenhower's request for an appointment to a military academy--either West Point or Anapolis. Four of the letters are from Eisenhower to Kansas Senator Joseph L. Bristow. One is from E. F. Fairchild to Bristow conveying the scores of Kansans taking a preliminary examination and one is from Bristow informing Eisenhower of his appointment to West Point. Eisenhower was living in Abilene, Kansas, when he wrote these letters. Eisenhower, born October 14, 1890, was nearly 20 but claimed to be a year younger as the Naval Academy did not accept candidates over age 18. The items in this series are also in Kansas Memory as individual items except the letter from Eisenhower dated August 20, 1910, which is the first letter in this item.


Dwight D. Eisenhower military uniform

Dwight D. Eisenhower military uniform
Date: between 1944 and 1947
Olive drab uniform jacket worn by Dwight D. Eisenhower while he was Supreme Allied commander of the Allied Expeditonary Forces during World War II. U.S. Army field uniform.


Dwight David Eisenhower

Dwight David Eisenhower
Creator: United States. Army. Signal Corps
Date: November 16, 1944
General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander, leaves his closed staff car behind because of the mud and boards a jeep to start a tour of the front, November 16, 1944.


Dwight David Eisenhower

Dwight David Eisenhower
Date: January 18, 1944
This is a portrait of General Dwight David Eisenhower, 1890-1969, who served as the Commander-in-Chief, Supreme headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Forces during World War II. He grew up in Abilene, Kansas.


Dwight David Eisenhower

Dwight David Eisenhower
Creator: Signal Corps : Bureau of Public Relations War Department
Date: April 20, 1943
This is a photograph of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in the North African Theater of Operations, United States Army. He also served as Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe. He grew up in Abilene, Kansas.


Dwight David Eisenhower

Dwight David Eisenhower
Creator: United States. Army. Signal Corps
Date: August 18, 1943
This portrait of Dwight Eisenhower shows him in uniform. It was taken in North Africa, August 18, 1943. He grew up in Abilene, Kansas.


Dwight David Eisenhower

Dwight David Eisenhower
Date: Between 1940 and 1949
This is a portrait of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1890-1969, who served as Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe during World War II. He grew up in Abilene, Kansas.


Dwight David Eisenhower

Dwight David Eisenhower
Date: June 6, 1952
General Dwight D. Eisenhower speaking to a crowd at his homecoming celebration in Abilene, Kansas, after his retirement from active military service on May 31, 1952. Also visible are an American flag and flag bunting on the speaker's podium.


Dwight David Eisenhower

Dwight David Eisenhower
Date: 1945
An informal portrait of General Dwight David Eisenhower at an outdoor celebration in Abilene, Kansas. Also visible are a man in a clerical collar, a bank of microphones, including those of Kansas City's WDAF and Omaha's KFAB stations, and the flashbulb hood of a Graflex press camera.


Dwight David Eisenhower, President of the United States

Dwight David Eisenhower, President of the United States
Date: Between 1953 and 1961
This is a portrait of Dwight David Eisenhower, 1890-1969, President of the United States. He brought to the presidency his prestige as commanding general of the victorious forces in Europe during World War II, Dwight D. Eisenhower obtained a truce in Korea and worked incessantly during his two terms to ease the tensions of the cold war. He pursued the moderate policies of "Modern Republicanism," pointing out as he left office, "America is today the strongest, most influential, and most productive nation in the world." He grew up in Abilene, Kansas.


Dwight David Eisenhower, President of the United States

Dwight David Eisenhower, President of the United States
Date: Between 1953 and 1961
This portrait of Dwight David Eisenhower, President of the United States, shows him sitting at a desk with a flag and book cases in the background. He brought to the presidency his prestige as commanding general of the victorious forces in Europe during World War II. Eisenhower obtained a truce in Korea and worked incessantly during his two terms to ease the tensions of the cold war. He pursued the moderate policies of "Modern Republicanism," pointing out as he left office, "America is today the strongest, most influential, and most productive nation in the world." He grew up in Abilene, Kansas.


Dwight David Eisenhower, as a senior at Abilene High School

Dwight David Eisenhower, as a senior at Abilene High School
Date: 1909
Dwight David Eisenhower appears in this photo as a senior at Abilene High School. The photo was copied from The Helianthus yearbook.


Dwight David Eisenhower camping with a group of boys.

Dwight David Eisenhower camping with a group of boys.
Date: Between 1905 and 1909
Dwight David Eisenhower is camping with a group of boys near Abilene, Kansas, in this photograph.


Dwight David Eisenhower to Joseph Little Bristow, United States Senator

Dwight David Eisenhower to Joseph Little Bristow, United States Senator
Creator: Eisenhower, Dwight David, 1890-1969
Date: October 25, 1910
This letter was written by Dwight David Eisenhower, 1890-1969, to United States Senator Joseph Little Bristow, 1861-1944, thanking him for the appointment to West Point Military Academy. The complete set of correspondence related to Eisenhower's appointment to a military academy is available in Kansas Memory item 208267.


Dwight David Eisenhower to Joseph Little Bristow, United States Senator

Dwight David Eisenhower to Joseph Little Bristow, United States Senator
Creator: Eisenhower, Dwight David, 1890-1969
Date: September 03, 1910
This letter was written by Dwight David Eisenhower, 1890-1969, to Joseph Little Bristow, 1861-1944, United States Senator, inquiring about an appointment to either the Naval Academy or West Point. Eisenhower explains that he has not received a response from Bristow and asks about taking a competitive examination for an appointment. The complete set of correspondence related to Eisenhower's appointment to a military academy is available in Kansas Memory item 208267.


Dwight David Eisenhower to Joseph Little Bristow, United States Senator

Dwight David Eisenhower to Joseph Little Bristow, United States Senator
Creator: Eisenhower, Dwight David, 1890-1969
Date: March 25, 1911
This letter was written by Dwight David Eisenhower, 1890-1969, to Joseph Little Bristow, 1861-1944, United States Senator, thanking him for the West Point appointment. Eisenhower mentions that he passed the entrance exams and will report to West Point on June 14, 1911. The complete set of correspondence related to Eisenhower's appointment to a military academy is available in Kansas Memory item 208267.


Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower

Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower
Date: Between 1953 and 1961
Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was a solider and a politician who served as the thirty-fourth President of the United States 1953-1961. As a solider he served as Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe, 1944-45, and later became the first Supreme Commander of NATO. During his administration as president, he ended the Korean War, launched the space race and developed the interstate highway system. He grew up in Abilene, Kansas.


Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower

Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower
Date: Between 1953 and 1961
Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was a soldier and politician who served as the thirty-fourth President of the United States, (1953-1961). As a solider he served as Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe, (1944-45), and latter became the first Supreme Commander of NATO. During his administration as president, he ended the Korean War, launched the space race and developed the interstate highway system. He grew up in Abilene, Kansas.


Dwight Eisenhower

Dwight Eisenhower
Date: Unknown


Dwight Eisenhower

Dwight Eisenhower
Date: Unknown
Eisenhower at 19 years old


E. T. Fairchild to United States Senator Joseph Little Bristow

E. T. Fairchild to United States Senator Joseph Little Bristow
Creator: Fairchild, Edward Thomson, 1854-1917
Date: October 22, 1910
This letter was written by Edward Thomson Fairchild, 1854-1917, to United States Senator Joseph Little Bristow, 1861-1944. Accompanying the letter are scores from a competitive examination held in the office of State Superintendent Fairchild. The examination results determined appointments to the United States military academies. Dwight David Eisenhower's scores are listed and his appointment to West Point is noted. The complete set of correspondence related to Eisenhower's appointment to a military academy is available in Kansas Memory item 208267.


Eisenhower political button

Eisenhower political button
Date: 1952
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.


Frank Carlson, United States Senator

Frank Carlson, United States Senator
Date: March 02, 1960
This is a photograph of Frank Carlson, United States Senator from Kansas, with President Dwight D. Eisenhower at a prayer breakfast at the Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D. C. Eisenhower grew up in Abilene, Kansas.


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