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Button

Object Number: 
2003.97.37
Date: 
1950-2002
Medium: 
Metal, paper, mylar
Dimensions: 
Diameter: 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm)
Description: 
Circular pin-back button, black letters on white ground: "Cheyenne / DINER / Open 24 Hours. Along bottom edge: 9th Ave. & 33rd St. NYC" The stainless-steel, Arte Moderne railroad-car style Cheyenne Diner opened in 1940. Featuring burgers (20 varieties) and traditional diner-style “comfort food," the Cheyenne Diner was extremely popular with nearby residents, tourists and those working in the area. It closed in 2008 to make way for a residential tower.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Irwin Silver
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group