Census Enumerator Badge, 1960

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Description
The U.S. Constitution requires that the federal government take a census every ten years. Citizens are required by law to be counted and to participate in this fundamental aspect of the democratic process. The primary purpose of the census is to allocate seats in the House of Representatives to the states according to their population. This badge was worn by census administrators in 1960.
date made
1960
Physical Description
paper, plastic (overall material)
white, red, blue (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 2 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in x 1/4 in; 5.715 cm x 8.89 cm x .635 cm
ID Number
PL.235937.01g
accession number
235937
catalog number
235937.01g
subject
Census, US
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Exhibition
Exhibit
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History