Environmental Button

Environmental Button

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Description
This button depicts the ecology symbol, a small letter “e” inside the larger letter “O,” the letters standing for “environment” and “organism.” Cartoonist Ron Cobb invented the symbol in 1969. The ecology symbol appeared in a green U.S. flag for the first time in the April 21, 1970 issue of Look magazine.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
button
maker
Racomex Products
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4.3 cm x 1.2 cm; 1 11/16 in x 1/2 in
ID Number
1993.3186.01
catalog number
1993.3186.01
nonaccession number
1993.3186
Credit Line
Horn Badge Company
subject
Environmental Movement
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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