button, L & M stand for lung cancer and misery

Description (Brief)
Pin-back buttons serve many purposes. They are efficient advertising vehicles, handy for fund-raising in support of a cause, concise statements of a person’s beliefs, a form of educational outreach, and convenient ice-breakers for conversation. This one vividly connects lung cancer to misery.
Currently not on view
Object Name
button, anti-smoking
Date made
ca 1980
Bates Buttons
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 1 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in x 5/8 in; 3.81 cm x 3.81 cm x 1.5875 cm
overall: 3/8 in x 1 1/2 in; .9525 cm x 3.81 cm
place made
United States: Indiana, Indianapolis
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Health & Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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