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Button

Button
Title
Button
Date 
1972-1973
Medium 
Metal, plastic
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm )
Description 
Circular pin-back button: "NIXON/KNEW./AND/AGNEW"; beneath is an image of a lady bug; blue and white.
Credit Line 
Gift of Norma P. Munn
Object Number 
2002.68.20
Marks 
printed: on side of button: "N.G. SLATER CORP., N.Y.C. 11"
Gallery Label 
Spiro Theodore Agnew (1918-1996), became the only vice president of the United States to resign his office while under criminal investigation. In 1968 and 1972, Agnew had won election as vice president under President Richard M. Nixon. This pin states that Agnew had knowledge of Nixon's criminal activity.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group