Pinback button for the Shirley Chisholm presidential campaign

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Manufactured by
Unidentified
Subject of
Chisholm, Shirley Anita, American, 1924 - 2005
Medium
metal
Dimensions
H x W x D: 1 5/8 × 1 1/2 × 3/16 in. (4.1 × 3.8 × 0.5 cm)
Type
buttons (information artifacts)
Date
ca. 1972
Description
A circular metal pin-back button. The button has a yellow background with black type, aligned to the left, which reads: [Take / the / CHISHOLM / trail / to / 1600 / Pennsylvania Ave.] A depiction of the Capitol building, outlined in black, is aligned to the right of the text. The edge has a logo in black print with the number [40] to one side. The back of the button rusted and has a single pin without a clasp.
Topic
African American
Politics (Practical)
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.76.10
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Exhibition
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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