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 red background with white type that reads: [Catalyst / for Change / CHISHOLM / for PRESIDENT / '72] in different fonts. Outlined and filled-in stars surround the text. The edge of the button has two logo designs in white. One is a diamond shape with the text: [LPIU] in the middle of the diamond. The other logo has a wheel like symbol and has text on either side. The back of the button is gold in color and has a single pin without a clasp.
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
1972
Object number
2014.76.7
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
Type
buttons (information artifacts)
Medium
metal
Dimensions
H x W x D: 1 7/8 × 1 11/16 × 3/16 in. (4.8 × 4.3 × 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_2014.76.7
GUID (Link to Original Record)
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58039231f-e715-4467-81cf-1db47622b330