Pin, Dwight Eisenhower, 1950s

Pin, Dwight Eisenhower, 1950s

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Description
By the 1950s, women comprised half of the voting electorate. To encourage their participation, campaigns produced inexpensive costume jewelry such as this pin featuring the symbol of the Republican Party and the familiar nickname of Republican presidential candidate Dwight Eisenhower. Eisenhower defeated Democratic challenger Adlai Stevenson in 1952 and 1956.
Object Name
Brooch
associated person; referenced
Eisenhower, Dwight D.
associated institution
Republican National Party
place made
India
Physical Description
fabric (overall material)
thread, metallic (overall material)
gold; silver; red; blue (overall color)
Measurements
overall pin: 2 1/4 in x 3 1/8 in; 5.715 cm x 7.9375 cm
ID Number
PL.227739.1952.N131
catalog number
227739.1952.N131
accession number
227739
subject
Political Campaigns
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Political and Military 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
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