button, International Year of Disabled Persons

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 1981.
Currently not on view
Object Name
disability awareness
date made
Paramount Calendar Co.
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 1/2 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 7/8 in; 1.27 cm x 4.445 cm x 4.7625 cm
overall: 1 25/32 in x 1 25/32 in x 3/16 in; 4.52438 cm x 4.52438 cm x .47625 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Reform Movements
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Carr Massi

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