Fight Infantile Paralysis

Description (Brief):

Poliomyelitis is a viral disease that occurred in epidemic form in the United States from the 1890s through the 1950s. Grass roots fund-raising, led by the March of Dimes, enabled its prevention and control. This lapel pin was a reward for donating to the cause and depicts children with limbs affected by the disease.

Date Made: ca 1941n.d.

Maker: Bastian Brothers Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, Rochester

Subject: Disabilities


See more items in: Medicine and Science: Medicine, Health & Medicine, The Antibody Initiative, Disabilities, Antibody Initiative: Polio


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Katherine Ott

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2003.0244.01Catalog Number: 2003.0244.01Accession Number: 2003.0244

Object Name: pin, polio

Physical Description: tin; iron; paint (overall material)tin (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3.5 cm x 2.2 cm; 1 3/8 in x 7/8 inoverall: 1 3/8 in x 1 in x 1/8 in; 3.4925 cm x 2.54 cm x .3175 cm


Record Id: nmah_1216418

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