Button

Button
Title
Button
Date 
2002
Medium 
Paper, metal, plastic
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 1/2 in. ( 8.9 cm )
Description 
Circular pin-back button with black silhouette of skyline against white with inscription "I WAS THERE / BLACKOUT / '77."
Credit Line 
Gift of Kathleen Hulser
Object Number 
2004.16
Gallery Label 
This button was produced in 2002 by the Blackout History Project at George Mason University for the 25th anniversary of the 1977 blackout. The GMU project, conducted via the internet (http://blackout.gmu.edu/home.html), uses the web as a research tool to reconstruct two memorable power failures that struck New York City and its surroundings-the Great Northeast Blackout of 1965, and the New York Blackout of 1977.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group