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Bowman Gum Company (fl. 1951) Fight the Red Menace: The Children's Crusade against Communism trading cards; 24. General 'Ike' in Command

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09627.24 Author/Creator: Bowman Gum Company (fl. 1951) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Trading card Date: 1951 Pagination: 1 collecting card ; 6 x 8 cm.

Summary of Content: One trading card from the Red Menace collection, "24. General 'Ike' in Command" portrait of General Dwight D. Eisenhower in military uniform with the planet Earth in the background. Reverse side contains propaganda narrative commending his accomplishments during World War II, and that he has been chosen to continue to lead the effort against communist.

Background Information: Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), also known as "Ike", was an American Army general who served as the 34th President of the United States. Eisenhower's former military experience proved to be ...effect in diplomacy with the Chinese government. He did threaten use of nuclear force if they did not comply.See More

People: Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: PropagandaCommunismMilitary HistoryUnited StatesUnited NationsCold WarMilitary PersonnelPresident

Sub Era: The Fifties

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