Button, Adlai Stevenson, 1950s

Description:

Adlai Stevenson was the Democratic candidate for president in 1952 and again in 1956. This button was a playful response to “I Like Ike,” the primary campaign slogan of his Republican opponent, Dwight Eisenhower. Only half of the message on this Democratic button turned out to be true. The majority of voters did like Ike but did not vote for Stevenson as Eisenhower defeated him in both elections.

Used: Political Campaigns

Subject:

See more items in: Political History: Political History, Campaign Collection, Government, Politics, and Reform, American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith

Exhibition: American Democracy

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2015.0200.133Catalog Number: 2015.0200.133Accession Number: 2015.0200

Object Name: button

Measurements: overall: 1 3/4 in; 4.445 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-98ce-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1762522

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