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Button

Object Number: 
2003.97.19
Date: 
1977-1991
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Diameter: 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm)
Description: 
Circular pin-back button, white letters on dark blue ground: "BLOOM / FOR / Surrogate." Bernard Bloom (1926-1996) served as Brooklyn Surrogate Court Judge from 1977 until he reached the mandatory retirement age of 70 in 1996. (Surrogate Court Judges in the counties of New York City serve 14 year terms.) The Surrogate court handles probate and estate proceedings.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Irwin Silver
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group