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Button, Advertising, International Data Group (IDG)

Button, Advertising, International Data Group (IDG)

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Description
This circular button has a yellow background with black text along the top edge that reads: "America Loves. In the center is a hand holding a sign that reads "FOR DUMMIES." Below the sign in black text it reads: "COMPUTER BOOK SERIES FROM IDG". A mark in red ink on the reverse reads: "Win-OS/2 Conf. 8/19?/92."
International Data Group (IDG) publishes the "for Dummies" series of books. The first book was "DOS for Dummies" published in 1991. The series expanded beyond technology subjects and by 1998 they had over 350 titles. The books are easily identified by the format of their black and yellow covers.
References:
[Last accessed 2019-07-24]
http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/idg-books-worldwide-inc-history/
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/stories/1999/03/15/smallb2.html
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
button, advertising
date made
c 1992
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3/16 in x 2 1/4 in; x.508 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
2009.3071.629
catalog number
2009.3071.629
nonaccession number
2009.3071
Credit Line
David DeJean
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Computers & Business Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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