button, We Are Watching

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. Before the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 provided the core of legal protection for most people with disabilities. The caricature is of President Ronald Reagan. He threatened to rescind 504 and other disability-related regulations.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
button
disability awareness
date made
n.d.
maker
unknown
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 2 1/2 in; .9525 cm x 6.35 cm
overall: 2 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in x 5/16 in; 6.35 cm x 6.35 cm x .79375 cm
ID Number
1999.0263.19
catalog number
1999.0263.19
accession number
1999.0263
subject
Health & Medicine
Disabilities
Disabilities
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Disabilities
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Carr Massi

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