Pinback button featuring a portrait of Bessie Coleman

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Manufactured by
Unidentified
Subject of
Coleman, Bessie, American, 1892 - 1926
Medium
metal and plastic
Dimensions
Diameter: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
Type
buttons (information artifacts)
Date
mid to late 20th century
Description
A circular pinback button featuring a sepia portrait of the aviator Bessie Coleman. The portrait is the one used on her aviation license issued by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale.
Topic
African American
Transportation
United States--History--1919-1933
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Dawn Simon Spears and Alvin Spears, Sr.
Object number
2011.159.3.53
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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