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
Unidentified
Subject of
Shirley Anita Chisholm, American, 1924 - 2005
Description
A circular metal pin-back button. The button has a white background with gold and blue type that reads: [LET'S GET / TO THE] in gold, around the top of a blue heart, [CHISHOLM] through a blue tinted depiction of Shirley Chisholm’s face inside of the blue heart, and [OF THE / PROBLEM] in gold around the bottom edge of the heart. The number [425] in blue type is on the edge of the button. The back of the button is rusted 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
2014.76.5
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
Type
buttons (information artifacts)
Medium
metal
Dimensions
H x W x D: 1 3/8 × 1 1/4 × 3/16 in. (3.5 × 3.2 × 0.5 cm)
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_2014.76.5
GUID (Link to Original Record)
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c0cd2c03-7d2d-49a4-a8f1-96fcbbfc8a9b