Fight Infantile Paralysis

Fight Infantile Paralysis

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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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
pin, polio
date made
ca 1941
Bastian Brothers Company
place made
United States: New York, Rochester
Physical Description
tin; iron; paint (overall material)
tin (overall material)
overall: 3.5 cm x 2.2 cm; 1 3/8 in x 7/8 in
overall: 1 3/8 in x 1 in x 1/8 in; 3.4925 cm x 2.54 cm x.3175 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Katherine Ott
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Antibody Initiative: Polio
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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