Button

Button
Title
Button
Date 
1973
Medium 
Metal, paper
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm )
Description 
Circular political pin-back button; blue background with white and green lettering; "Paul / O'Dwyer / for PRESIDENT / CITY COUNCIL"
Credit Line 
Gift of Toni Ellen Heisler
Object Number 
2003.64.4
Marks 
crimp: blue lettering on white background "EMPRESS SPECS. CO. N.Y.C., N.Y 10010"
Gallery Label 
Paul O'Dwyer (1907-1998), a brother of onetime New York Mayor William O'Dwyer, held elected posts for only six years -- from 1963 to 1965 as a city councilman and 1973 to 1977 as City Council president. He lost four other campaigns, two for the U.S. Senate, one for the House and one, a primary, for mayor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group