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Campaign Buttons

1952

Eisenhower National Historic Site, National Park Service

Eisenhower National Historic Site, National Park Service

Campaign Buttons:
Armenian political campaign button with photo of DDE smiling (bust view) with slogan "YES GUE SIREM IKE"� (translates to "I LIKE IKE"�) on a banner arching over DDE's head, "10 N ARMENIAN"� in small print on curl along with union logo, metal back plate stamped with "UNION LABEL LOCAL 137"� logo, brass straight pin mounted on back.
Czech political campaign button with photo of a smiling DDE in the center wearing a suit and tie (bust view) with slogan: "MY RADY IKE" (Czech for "I LIKE IKE") on a banner arching over DDE. "8 N CZECH" in small red print on curl along with union logo and "885" and "6". Metal back plate embossed with "UNION LABEL LOCAL137" logo, 3.1 CM horizontal metal straight pin mounted on back.
Greek political campaign button with photo of a smiling DDE (in center) wearing a suit and tie (bust view) with slogan: "[Greek letters]" (Greek for "I LIKE IKE") on a banner arching over DDE, "8 N GREEK" in small red print on curl along with union logo and numbers "885" and "6". Metal back plate embossed with "UNION LABEL LOCAL137" logo, 3.1 CM horizontal metal straight pin mounted on back.
Hungarian political campaign button with photo of a smiling DDE wearing a suit and tie (bust view) with slogan "IKERT VAGYOK" (Hungarian for "I LIKE IKE") on a banner arching over DDE's head, "8 N MAGYAR" ["Magyar" is Hungarian for Hungary] in small red print on curl along with union logo and numbers "885" and "6". Metal back plate embossed with "UNION LABEL LOCAL137" logo, 3.1 CM horizontal metal straight pin mounted on back.
Italian political button with "IO SONO PER IKE"� (Italian for "I LIKE IKE"�) on arched banner above a photo of DDE smiling (bust view), small union bugs on curl with "885"� and "6"�, also "8N ITALIAN"�, union logo and "LOCAL 137"� stamped onto back plate; brass straight pin mounted on reverse.
Lithuanian campaign button with "AS ESU DEL IKE" (Lithuanian for "I LIKE IKE") printed on an arched banner above a photo of a smiling DDE wearing a suit and tie (bust view). Small union bugs on curl with "885" and "6", also "8 N LITHUANIAN ", all printed in red. Embossed on back plate is the union logo and "LOCAL137"; horizontal metal straight pin mounted on reverse measuring 3.1 CM.
Polish political campaign button with photo of a smiling DDE in the center wearing a suit and tie (bust view) with slogan: "JA CHCE IKE A" (Polish for "I LIKE IKE") on a banner arching over DDE,"2 N POLISH" in small red print on curl along with union logo and numbers "885" and "6". Metal back plate embossed with "UNION LABEL LOCAL137" logo, 3.1 CM horizontal metal straight pin mounted on back.
Slovakian political campaign button with "JA SOM PRO IKE" (Slovakian for "I LIKE IKE") printed on an arched banner above a photo of a smiling DDE wearing a suit and tie (bust view). Small union bugs on curl with "885" and "6", also "8 N SLOVAK", all printed in red. Embossed on back plate is the union logo and "LOCAL137"; horizontal metal straight pin mounted on reverse measuring 3.1 CM.
Ukrainian political campaign button with photo of a smiling DDE wearing a suit and tie (bust view) with slogan "[Cyrillic letters]" (Ukrainian for "I LIKE IKE") on a banner arching over DDE's head, white background with red border, "6 N UKRAINIAN" in small print on curl along with union logo and numbers "885" and "6". Metal back plate embossed with "UNION LABEL/ LOCAL137" logo, 3.1 CM metal straight pin mounted on back.

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  • Title: Campaign Buttons
  • Date Created: 1952
  • Contributor: Eisenhower National Historic Site, National Park Service
  • Original Source: http://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/eise/President/Campaign/EISE15821_politicalb.html
  • Source: Eisenhower National Historic Site
  • National Park Service Catalog Number: EISE 11993 EISE 15825 EISE 15826 EISE 15827 EISE 12266 EISE 15828 EISE 15829 EISE 15830 EISE 15831
  • Measurements: Diam 3.3, D 0.4 CM
  • Materials: Plastic, metal

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