In December 2016, 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 pin-back button: "End/the/sanctions/now!/Hands/off/Iraq!/ISO"; red, white and black.
This button, sponsored by the International Socialist Organization (ISO), was obtained and worn at a demonstration in New York City, protesting against U.S. and allied forces' invasion of Iraq. The war officially began on Wednesday, March 19, and ended on Thursday, May 1, 2003.
Gift of Allen Baird
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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