Pinback button for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Manufactured by
Photograph by
Maxon, Normand
Issued by
Ailey, Alvin American Dance Theater, American, founded 1958
Subject of
Ailey, Alvin, American, 1931 - 1989
ca. 1988
ink on paper with metal and plastic
H x W x D: 3 1/8 × 2 1/8 × 5/16 in. (7.9 × 5.4 × 0.8 cm)
A pinback button for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The button has a purple background with gray lettering and an image of Alvin Ailey. Gray text at the top of the button reads [Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater]. Below the text is an image of Ailey, bent down on one knee with his arms raised in the air. Underneath the image, additional gray text reads [For 30 Years The Heart And Soul Of Dance]. Gray text on an exterior edge of the button credits the photograph [Photo of Alvin Ailey By Normand Maxon]. The back of the button has a metal pin with a clasp.
Memorabilia and Ephemera
buttons (information artifacts)
Modern dance
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of T. Rasul Murray
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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