Button

Object Number: 
2003.40.9
Date: 
2003
Medium: 
Paper, plastic, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/4 in. ( 4.4 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on side of button: "ISO. P.O. Box 16085, Chicago, IL 60616"
Description: 
Circular pin-back button: "NO/BLOOD/FOR/OIL"; image of drops of oil within letters; red and black.
Gallery Label: 
This button was sponsored by the International Socialist Organization (ISO), and was obtained and worn at a demonstration in New York City, protesting against U.S. and allied forces' invasion of Iraq. It communicates the popular belief that the war was waged in order to exploit and profit from Iraqi oil reserves. The war officially began on Wednesday, March 19, and ended on Thursday, May 1, 2003.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Allen Baird
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group