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
Columbia Advertising Company, American
Subject of
Shirley Anita Chisholm, American, 1924 - 2005
Description
A circular metal pin-back button. The button has a white background with blue and red type that reads: [CATALYST FOR CHANGE] around the top in red, and [SHIRLEY / CHISHOLM / FOR / PRESIDENT] in blue, centered below. The edge of the pin reads in blue text: [Columbia Advertising Company 133-14 101 Richmond Hill, NY 11419]. Next to the text is a logo in blue print followed by the number [9]. The back of the button is silver in color, has a single pin without a clasp and an engraving. The engraving has a circular symbol with the word Union on one side.
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
ca. 1972
Object number
2014.76.9
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
Type
buttons (information artifacts)
Medium
metal
Dimensions
H x W x D: 1 7/8 × 1 3/4 × 3/16 in. (4.8 × 4.4 × 0.5 cm)
Place made
Richmond Hill, New York City, Queens, New York, 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_2014.76.9
GUID (Link to Original Record)
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5357a125d-c54b-4145-b315-7272449f478b