"Stop Ocean Dumping" Button


Out of sight, out of mind. That attitude proved a difficult hurdle for raising concern about the use of the ocean as a dumping ground for humanity’s escalating wastes. To inspire appreciation and respect for the marine environment, this late-20th-century button incorporates an image of the famed Japanese woodblock print, “The Great Wave.”

The button is among the more than 1,500 pin-backed environmental buttons that Gerald H. Meral donated to the National Museum of American History. Meral spent his career addressing natural resource concerns for the California state government and California-based non-governmental organizations. He began assembling his button collection in 1970.

Subject: Environmental Movement


See more items in: Medicine and Science: Biological Sciences, Government, Politics, and Reform, Health & Medicine, American Enterprise, Environmental Buttons

Exhibition: American Enterprise

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2003.0014.1117Accession Number: 2003.0014Catalog Number: 2003.0014.1117

Object Name: button

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: .33 cm x 4.3 cm; 1/8 in x 1 11/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-8cbc-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1284629

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