"I Like Ike" License Plate Topper, 1952


The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

In the early 1950s, Dwight Eisenhower or "Ike" was one of the most admired living Americans. Both parties courted the trusted World War Two military leader sure that Eisenhower would win if he ran for president. He would. "Ike" declared he was a Republican and in 1952 easily defeated his Democratic opponent, Adlai Stevenson. "I Like Ike" became his popular campaign slogan.


  • Title: "I Like Ike" License Plate Topper, 1952
  • Date Created: 1952
  • Location: United States
  • Subject Keywords: Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969, Political campaigns, Automobiles, Presidential elections, United States presidents, Cars, Vehicle ornaments, Promotional materials, Badges
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Vehicle ornament
  • Object ID: 72.31.107
  • Image ID: THF164033
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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