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Button

Object Number: 
2003.64.10
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"
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Toni Ellen Heisler
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group