Pinback button endorsing Shirley Chisholm for President

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Manufactured by
Bristow, American
Subject of
Chisholm, Shirley Anita, American, 1924 - 2005
Medium
ink on paper (fiber product), metal, plastic laminate
Dimensions
1 x 1/4 in. (2.5 x 0.6 cm)
Type
buttons (information artifacts)
Date
1972
Description
A white pinback button endorsing Shirley Chisholm for president. The button features an illustration of the head and right raised arm of the Statue of Liberty in black ink. A series of red rays emanate from the statue. Red type curving along the top of the button reads [Liberty & Equality]. Red type in the middle of the button reads [Chisholm / 72]. The back of the button is rusted and has a straight pin extending beyond the diameter of the button. There is a printer's mark in red ink on the bottom edge of the button. There is another red ink mark at the top edge that is illegible.
Topic
African American
Politics (Practical)
United States--History--1969-2001
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Anonymous Gift
Object number
2014.36.3
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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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

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