Pinback button promoting the arrival of the National African American Museum

Image for Pinback button promoting the arrival of the National African American Museum
Manufactured by
Unidentified
Subject of
Smithsonian Institution, American, founded 1846
Owned by
Bailey, Jan, American, 1942 - 2010
Medium
ink on paper with metal and plastic
Dimensions
H x W: 2 1/8 × 2 1/8 × 3/8 in. (5.4 × 5.4 × 1 cm)
Type
buttons (information artifacts)
Place depicted
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca.1995
Description
Square pin-back button featuring a black and white image of the Smithsonian Arts and Industries building. To the left of the black and white photograph is red type that reads, [THE/NATIONAL/AFRICAN/AMERICAN/MUSEUM/Is coming…]. Border of button's back has red type on all sides that reads, [DESIGNED AS THE NATION'S FIRST/MUSEUM, THE NATIONAL MUSEUM/COMPLETED 1881, RENAMED ARTS/AND INDUSTRIES BUILDING 1916].
Topic
African American
Associations and institutions
Local and regional
Politics (Practical)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.201.1.54
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition
A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 1, C1 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture