Pinback button for the New York Black Yankees

Created by
Unidentified
Subject of
New York Black Yankees, American, 1932 - 1948
Date
ca. 1938
On View
Community/Third Floor, 3 052
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
Medium
ink, metal, and plastic
Dimensions
Diameter: 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm)
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.
Place depicted
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Type
buttons (information artifacts)
Topic
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
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ce73eadb-00ca-4830-bed6-5d30c6f4e83b