A circular pinback button with an image of American jockey Willie Simms. The button has a white background with black type above the image of Simms that reads: [SIMS, (sic) CELEBRATED AMERICAN JOCKEY.]. The center of the pin features the image of Simms wearing a white shirt with a blue stripe and white hat. The back of the pin has a label for The Whitehead & Hoag Company that has black type that reads: [THE / WHITEHEAD &HOAG CO. / NEWARK, N.J. / PATENTED / JULY 17, 1894. / April 14, 1896.] and a metal fastener.
A circular pinback button featuring an image of a Marshall "Major" Taylor dressed in a blue and red striped shirt. The image is at the center of the button and is surrounded by a red circle atop the white background. Text inside the circle reads: [MAJOR TAYLOR / IVER JOHNSON CYCLES]. The back of the pin has a label for The Whitehead & Hoag Company that has black type that reads: [THE / WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO. / NEWARK, N.J. / (Logo of Union Label) / PATENTED / JULY 17, 1894 / April 14, 1896 JULY 21, 1896] and a metal fastener.
A white circular button with an image of the Prince Hall Masonic Temple in Newark, New Jersey. The front of the badge features a street level black-and-white image of a four-story building at the center. Text printed in black and curving around the upper and lower edge of the button reads [PRINCE HALL MASONIC TEMPLE / NEWARK, N.J.]. There is no fastener on the back of the badge, which has a circular metal insert and blank white paper backing.
A Prince Hall Masons Grand Master Conference badge worn by Cleo W. Wooten. The badge has a narrow rectangular metal nameplate at the top with a stamped geometric design on the border. There is a slip of paper which reads [[Cleo W. Wooten / C.C.F.C. Mass.] in handwritten black ink text. There is a horizontal bar on the back of the name plate through which the ribbon has been inserted and sewn closed. There is also a horizontal pin fastener on the back. The ribbon is purple and hangs from the bottom of the nameplate. It is printed with faded gold lettering that reads [GRAND MASTERS / CONFERENCE / PRINCE HALL / MASONS / OF / AMERICA / MAY 19-22, 1952 / NEWARK, N. J.]. The reverse is blank.
A copy of Newsweek magazine from the week of August 3, 1970. [Newsweek] appears in bold red letters across the top of the magazine. The cover story appears in black, blue, and yellow type on the right edge of the magazine [The / Black / Mayors / How Are / They Doing? / Newark's / Kenneth Gibson]. The cover features a photograph of Kenneth Gibson standing outdoors in a suit and tie, positioned just to the left of the text.
The cover article appears on pages 16-22. In addition to Kenneth Gibson, the article also features Mayors Carl Stokes of Cleveland, Ohio, Richard Hatcher of Gary, Indiana, and Walter E. Washington of Washington D.C. The article discusses a number of black politicians holding local office, including Richard Austin of Detroit and Maynard Jackson, Jr. of Atlanta. There is also a section dedicated to the court case involving Newark mayor Hugh J. Addonizio, Gibson's predecessor. The article was written by Assoc. Editor David M. Alpern with assistance from other staff.