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button, (No) Polio

button, (No) Polio

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Description (Brief)
Pin-back buttons serve many purposes. They are efficient advertising vehicles, handy for fund-raising in support of a cause, concise statements of a person’s beliefs, a form of educational outreach, and convenient ice-breakers for conversation. NMAH has several hundred pin-back buttons related to disability, including this one from 2005. This button was created by Rotary International as part of their global campaign to end polio. The image depicts the polio virus.
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Object Name
button, polio eradication
button, vaccination campaign
date made
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in;.635 cm x 3.81 cm
overall: 1 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in x 5/16 in; 3.81 cm x 3.81 cm x.79375 cm
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catalog number
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
The Antibody Initiative
Antibody Initiative: Polio
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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