Button

Object Number: 
2002.68.12
Date: 
1972-1973
Medium: 
Metal, plastic
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 1/4 in. ( 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Circular pin-back button: "KIDNAP/KISSINGER/?"; blue and white.
Gallery Label: 
The family of Chilean military commander Rene Schneider, who was killed in 1970 during a botched kidnapping, filed a federal lawsuit accusing Henry A. Kissinger, Richard M. Helms and other officials in the Nixon administration of orchestrating a series of covert activities that led to his assassination. This button makes reference to the event.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Norma P. Munn
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group