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Pinback button for the New York Black Yankees

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Created by
Unidentified
Subject of
New York Black Yankees, American, 1932 - 1948
Medium
ink, metal, and plastic
Dimensions
Diameter: 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm)
Type
buttons (information artifacts)
Place depicted
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1938
Description
A circular New York Black Yankees pinback button. The pin is designed to look like a baseball with an image of crossed bats and baseball at the top with the text: [N.Y. BLACK / YANKEES] underneath. The images, type, and design are in blue over a white background. The back of the button has a maker’s mark that has been covered by two stickers and a fastener.
Topic
African American
Baseball
Segregation
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2012.3.3
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 052
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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