Badge promoting Dwight Eisenhower for president, 1952. Celluloid laminate.
Pictures Eisenhower in uniform of 5-star general against sunflower, the legend, "O'K IKE" CLUB, on red banner; SUNFLOWER ORDNANCE WORKS, below.
The Sunflower Ordnance Works was established in 1941 in Johnson County, Kansas, and was the worldÕs largest manufacturer of smokeless gunpowder, helping Ike win the war in Europe. The companyÕs employees helped him win the election with this scarce pinback. Multiple auction records in the $300 range.