button, (No) Polio

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. NMAH has several hundred pin-back buttons related to disability, including this one from 2005. This button was created by Rotary International as part of their global campaign to end polio. The image depicts the polio virus.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
n.d.
maker
unknown
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in; .635 cm x 3.81 cm
overall: 1 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in x 5/16 in; 3.81 cm x 3.81 cm x .79375 cm
ID Number
2010.0130.19
catalog number
2010.0130.19
accession number
2010.0130
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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