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Object Name Button, Political
Catalog Number 1987.27.222
Maker Oleet & Co.
Date 1952
Material(s) Metal/Plastic
Dimensions H-2.5 W-2.5 Dia-2.5 inches
Description This Dwight D. Eisenhower flasher campaign button. It has a reflective, hologram surface made of plastic which flashes two different images depending on how it is held and tilted in the light. One image is a bust of Dwight Eisenhower in blue ink. The second image is of words which are stacked and read "I / LIKE / IKE." The background remains a white/silver color no matter which image is visible. The back of the object has a safety pin back. Stamped into the tin on the back of the pin are the words "DUOFOTA / BY / OLEET."
Notes Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. Before this, he served as the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe as a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II. Eisenhower entered the 1952 presidential race as a Republican against Democrat Adlai Stevenson and won.

This object was donated on December 18, 1987 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 1952 United States Presidential Election
People Eisenhower, Dwight D.
Oleet & Co.
Subjects Buttons
Campaigns, Political
Candidates, Political
Candidates, Presidential
Political campaigns
Political candidates
Politics & government
Presidential candidates
Presidential elections
World War II
Search Terms Flasher button
Republican party
Campaign buttons
Campaigns, Presidential
Political buttons
political campaigns
political souvenirs
Presidential campaigns
Presidential election
Presidential elections
Presidential nominees
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS