Environmental Button

Description
Produced by the group Zero Population Growth, this button highlights anxiety created by the continued growth of the world’s population, first remarked upon by Englishman Thomas Malthus in his 1798 work, An Essay on the Principle of Population. Paul R. Ehrlich’s bestselling book The Population Bomb, published in 1968, renewed interest in the topic by raising concerns about the potential risks of overpopulation.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
button
maker
Zero Population Growth
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: .33 cm x 6.3 cm; x 1/8 in x 2 1/2 in
Place Made
United States: California, Los Altos
ID Number
2003.0014.0137
accession number
2003.0014
catalog number
2003.0014.0137
subject
Family & Social Life
Clothing & Accessories
Natural Resources
Artifact Walls exhibit
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Artifact Walls exhibit
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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