Apron with pin-back button

Object Number: 
2001.16ab
Date: 
1976
Medium: 
Canvas, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 22 x 16 3/4 in. ( 55.9 x 42.5 cm )
Description: 
Blue canvas newspaper distributor's apron printed on front in white gothic lettering, "The New York Times"; white canvas ties and neck ring; three front pouch pockets. With pin-back button inscribed "Who knows New York? / The New York Times / Ask me."
Gallery Label: 
During the summer of 1976, New York City hosted both the Democratic National Convention and OpSail. A New York Times initiative aimed at improving the city's image hired young people to meet and greet tourists throughout the city while distributing copies of the Times. This apron was worn by the donor as part of the Times initiative.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Paul Gunther
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group