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Museum Collection Highlights
ca. 1712 with several alterations into the 20th century
Silk brocade, needlepoint lace; silk chiffon
Related Person:Cornelia De Peyster Teller
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Circular metal pin-back button "FOOD/FOR/SPAIN"; images of milk, flour, corn etc.
In 1936, when an initial military coup failed to win control of Spain, a bloody civil war ensued, fought with great ferocity on both sides. This button was in support of the people who were trying to send provisions for the innocent of the country.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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