Fight Infantile Paralysis

Description (Brief)
Poliomyelitis is a viral disease that occurred in epidemic form in the United States from the 1890s through the 1950s. Grass roots fund-raising, led by the March of Dimes, enabled its prevention and control. This lapel pin was a reward for donating to the cause and depicts children with limbs affected by the disease.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pin, polio
date made
n.d.
maker
Bastian Brothers Company
Physical Description
tin (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3.5 cm x 2.2 cm; 1 3/8 in x 7/8 in
overall: 1 3/8 in x 1 in x 1/8 in; 3.4925 cm x 2.54 cm x .3175 cm
place made
United States: New York, Rochester
ID Number
2003.0244.01
catalog number
2003.0244.01
accession number
2003.0244
subject
Disabilities
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Disabilities
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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