Pinback button for the Shirley Chisholm presidential campaign

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Pinback button for the Shirley Chisholm presidential campaign

Manufactured by
A.G. Trimble Co., American, founded 1913
Subject of
Shirley Anita Chisholm, American, 1924 - 2005
AFL-CIO, American, founded 1955
Description
A circular metal pin-back button. The button has a white background with red type that reads: [SHIRLEY CHISHOLM for PRESIDENT] around the top and ["_to represent all Americans"] around the bottom. The center of the button has a black-and-white depiction of Shirley Chisholm inside a red female symbol. Black text around the edge of the button reads: [(c) 1972 A. G. TRIMBLE E CO. PGH, PA.15222)]. The edge also has a diamond logo that reads [AFL-CIO IUDTW]. The back of the button is silver in color, and has a single pin without a clasp.
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
ca. 1972
Object number
2014.76.11
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
Type
buttons (information artifacts)
Medium
metal
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2 × 1 3/4 × 3/16 in. (5.1 × 4.4 × 0.5 cm)
Place made
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
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
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Topic
African American
Politics (Practical)
Women
Record ID
nmaahc_2014.76.11
GUID (Link to Original Record)
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd53b2cd48a-8527-4476-8e49-4c753aeba6e6