Football Boosters / Fairfax, H.S.


Football shaped button has a silver ground with Football Boosters - Fairfax H.S. printed in blue in the center of the button. Button likely is to support Fairfax High School in Fairfax, Virginia. The school was founded in 1936. The team mascot of Fairfax High School has been somewhat controversial. Known as the Rebels, Fairfax was reprented by a character known as Johnny Reb (a Confederate solider). In 1985, Johnny Reb was removed amid protest from students and was replaced by the Rebel Rouser which looked like a ball of lint. Today the school's mascot is a lion.

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Football


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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Bequest of Edith R. Meggers

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CL.314637.00302Accession Number: 314637Catalog Number: 314637.00302

Object Name: Buttonbutton, scholastic

Physical Description: metal (overall material)plastic (overall material)silver (overall color)blue (overall color)Measurements: average spatial: 1 3/4 in; x 4.445 cm


Record Id: nmah_1066461

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