Circular celluloid pin-back button with red background, inscribed: "Bella! / for / CONGRESS"
Bella Abzug was elected to Congress as a Democrat in 1970, representing the Upper West Side. She later ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate and for mayor. Abzug's career was brief but colorful: she was known for her unabashed liberalism and feminism, and for her trademark wide-brimmed hat.
Gift of Judith E. Reines
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