Dwight Eisenhower’s parents on their wedding day in 1888. | It is said that Dwight D. Eisenhower's mother, Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower was a woman of color. Eisenhower's maternal grandfather carried the surname of Link, there being only two Links families in the Virginia town they originated in ~ a black one and a white one. Many years ago, a black researcher discovered that Ida’s mother was from the black Links, a fact washed away in time.
US Stamp 1969 - 6c commemorative honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower 34th US President 1953 - 1961 October 14 1969 at Abilene, Kansas, where he spent his youth and was eventually buried. Larger than the standard commemorative sizes of 1-1/2" x 1" this issue's size was 2" x 1-1/4". The Eisenhower commemorative issue was designed by Robert J. Jones of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and was fashioned after a photograph taken by Bernie Noble of the Cleveland Press.
Bradley, Ike, & Patton in a secured Bastogne, January 1944 This happens to be one of my favorite photos. One, Ike is a BAMF for not blousing his boots. My kind of general doesn’t blouse his boots unless he’s gone to jump school. Ike in his simple uniform standing in the mud says just about everything…he cared about his troops. Two, I am pretty sure Patton is wearing Hunter rain boots. Mr. Fashionista!
General Dwight D. Eisenhower
Eisenhower was the chief general in charge of the US forces during World War II, and later went on to be President. This photo was taken a year after victory over Axis forces in WWII. Karsh would go on to photograph Eisenhower as President and in his retirement, where he delighted in showing Karsh the oil painting that he was working on of Churchill for which he used Karsh’s portrait as a source. Date: 1946. Photographer: Yousuf Karsh.