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Button

Button
Title
Button
Date 
1964-1973
Medium 
Metal
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 1/4 in. ( 3.2 cm )
Description 
Circular political pin-back button; red backgrouns with white lettering; "BEAME"
Credit Line 
Gift of Toni Ellen Heisler
Object Number 
2003.64.10
Gallery Label 
Abraham Beame was New York City's first Jewish mayor. After an unsuccessful mayoral bid in 1965, Beame ran successfully as the Democratic candidate for comptroller in 1969. He ran again for mayor on the Democratic ticket in 1973, winning by almost 700,000 votes. Ed Koch succeeded Beame in 1978.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group