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Pinback button featuring a portrait of Bessie Coleman

Object Details

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Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Date
mid to late 20th century
Object number
2011.159.3.53
Description
A circular pinback button featuring a sepia portrait of the aviator Bessie Coleman. The portrait is the one used on her aviation license issued by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale.
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Dawn Simon Spears and Alvin Spears, Sr.
Manufactured by
Unidentified
Subject of
Bessie Coleman, American, 1892 - 1926
Topic
African American
Transportation
U.S. History, 1919-1933
Women
Medium
metal and plastic
Dimensions
Diameter: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
Type
buttons (information artifacts)
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e1d5af43-462e-4c7c-9fb2-61198adc15aa
Record ID
nmaahc_2011.159.3.53

Pinback button featuring a portrait of Bessie Coleman

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