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Button

Button
Title
Button
Date 
ca. 1990
Medium 
Metal, paper, plastic
Dimensions 
diameter: 2 1/4 in. ( 5.7 cm )
Description 
Cirular political pin-back button; white background with black lettering; image of a red rose and yellow wheat emerging from a broken purple gun by hands, surrounded by a rainbow; "BOYCOTT WAR TOYS / STOP WAR TOYS CAMPAIGN (203) 889-5337 / (203) 455-9621"
Credit Line 
Gift of Toni Ellen Heisler
Object Number 
2003.64.17
Marks 
crimp: black lettering "Distributed by Donnelly/ Colt Button's, Box 188, Hampton, CT 06247 (203) 455-9621 / Printed by Action Print, Toronto, Canada"
Gallery Label 
The Campaign to Stop War Toys was begun in 1985 by WRL New England, which held yearly demonstrations at an international toy fair through the late ¿80s. For 10 years, the League worked hard at spreading the message and getting petitions distributed both nationally and internationally.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group