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Button

Button
Title
Button
Date 
1970
Medium 
Metal
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm )
Description 
Circular celluloid pin-back button with red background, inscribed: "Bella! / for / CONGRESS"
Credit Line 
Gift of Judith E. Reines
Object Number 
2002.66.2
Gallery Label 
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group