Button

Button
Title
Button
Date 
ca. 1967
Medium 
Metal, paper, plastic
Dimensions 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
Description 
Circular political pin-back button; some faint water damage; blue background witht the official emblem of the National Mobilization Committee; image of a white dove behind a pentagonal cage
Credit Line 
Gift of Toni Ellen Heisler
Object Number 
2003.64.15
Marks 
crimp: black lettering "Offical National Mobilization Committee Emblem"
Gallery Label 
The dove is a symbol for peace, while the U.S. military's headquarters is in a pentagon-shaped building. Therefore the image of the bird of peace trapped by a pentagon-shaped cage or net, expresses the anti-Vietnam War movement's frustration with the U.S. military's interference with peace in Vietnam.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group