Button

Object Number: 
2003.97.3
Date: 
1985-1995
Medium: 
Metal, paper, mylar
Dimensions: 
Diameter: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
Description: 
Pin-back button, red ring around border, white letters on red: "BROOKLYN TASK FORCE AGAINST CRACK BOROUGH PRESIDENT HOWARD GOLDEN, CHAIRMAN." In center, white circle with red stripe through center; in red letters on white: "BROOKLYN / CRACK DOWN ON"; below, white letters on red stripe: "CRACK". There was an epidemic of crack-cocaine use in New York City from the late 1980s to the early 1990s. Howard Golden (b.1925) Democrat was Brooklyn Borough President from 1977-2001.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Irwin Silver
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group