In early 2017, our fourth floor will be transformed into a new destination for historical education and innovation. During the current renovation, objects from our permanent collection are on view throughout the Museum.
Mayor George B. McClellan at the controls of the first subway train, October 27, 1904
Silver gelatin print
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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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