Eisenhower Campaign Compact

Description
This oval lady's compact is made in the shape of a telephone dial. On the dial appears "I LIKE IKE," with a map of the United States in the center. The point is that anywhere you might dial over the country, everybody likes Ike!
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1952
associated person
Eisenhower, Dwight D.
Physical Description
white (overall color)
metal (overall material)
golden (overall color)
blue (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 1.27 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
PL.227739.1952.X040
catalog number
227739.1952.X040
accession number
227739
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph E. Becker
subject
Political Campaigns
related event
Presidential Campaign of 1952
See more items in
Political History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

I had been told by my mother that her father, Alva Sainsbury - Sainsbury Glass company located in R I- had discovered how to cut glass in oval/round shapes. She said that his glass company made the mirrors used in a telephone style compact that said "I like Ike". I was delighted to see a photo of it on this website! Could you please tell me if it contains any indication that it was indeed his mirror? Thank you!!!
"This item is currently on display at the Eisenhower Presidential Museum in Abilene, Kansas."

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