Olympic Stain sponsor pin created for the Olympic Games

Description (Brief):

Olympic Stain sponsor pin created for the Olympic Games. Olympic pin collecting began as early as 1900 and gained momentum at the 1936 Games. Through the 1960s pin trading was on the upswing but really took off at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games with sponsor's becoming more prevalent. Coca-Cola set up a pin trading area at the Calgary Games which gave a boost to the hobby which is still a big part of the Olympic experience.

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Amateur, Collectors, Sports, Olympics

See more items in: Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure, Advertising

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2008.3038.05Nonaccession Number: 2008.3038Catalog Number: 2008.3038.05

Object Name: pin, olympicolympic pinpin, olympics

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2.8 cm x 2.5 cm; 1 1/8 in x in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-b64d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1343552

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