vietnam moratorium

Object Number: 
2003.64.57
Date: 
ca. 1969
Medium: 
Metal, paper, plastic
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 1/4 in. ( 3.2 cm )
Marks: 
crimp: blue lettering "N.G. SLATER CORP. N.Y.C. 11"
Description: 
Circular political pin-back button; some rusting; white background with blue lettering; "vietnam moratorium"
Gallery Label: 
On October 15, 1969, demonstrators organized a peace moratorium to counter the Vietnam War. An estimated 20 to 30 million people were involved in the activities in towns and cities throughout the U.S. Supporters of the Vietnam Moratorium wore black armbands to signify their dissent and paid tribute to American personnel killed in the war since 1961.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Toni Ellen Heisler
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group