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Button

Object Number: 
2003.97.18
Date: 
1952-2002
Medium: 
Metal, paper, mylar
Dimensions: 
Diameter: 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm)
Description: 
Circular pin-back button; navy blue ground and yellow lettering: "I’M A / KNISH / NOSHer / 145 4th Ave.(near 14th St.) Manh." The knish, a snack-food consisting of a small dough wrapped filling (usually potato, buckwheat or onion) originated in eastern Europe, was brought to the United States by Jewish immigrants around 1900. Knish Nosh is a New York City based chain whose first store opened in Queens, NY in 1952.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Irwin Silver
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group