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Historical Artifacts

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Title Related People Date Object Number
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4186
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4185
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4187
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4188
Pinback button
1980-2000
2002.1.4308
Pinback button
1980-2000
2002.1.4309
Pinback button
1980-2000
2002.1.4310
Pinback button
1980-2000
2002.1.4311
Pinback button
1980-2000
2002.1.4312
Pinback button
1995-2000
2002.1.4313
Pinback button
1990
2002.1.4314
Pinback button
1990
2002.1.4315
Tobacco tag
1870-1930
2002.1.4474
Tobacco tag
1870-1930
2002.1.4475
Tobacco tag
1870-1930
2002.1.4476
Tobacco tag
1870-1930
2002.1.4477
Tobacco tag
1920-1940
2002.1.4478
Cigar
1930-1940
2002.1.4511
Pin
1920-1940
2002.1.4479
Poultry tag
1905-1930
2002.1.4480
Ring/ food
1930-1960
2002.1.4481
Measuring scoop/ food
1930-1960
2002.1.4501
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4047
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4048
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4049
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4050
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4051
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4052
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4053
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4054
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4055
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4056
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4189
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4190
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4191
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4192
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4193
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4194
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4195
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4196
Pinback button
1991
2002.1.4316
Pinback button
1987-2000
2002.1.4317
Pinback button
1989
2002.1.4318
Pinback button
1985-2000
2002.1.4319
Pinback button
1985-2000
2002.1.4320
Pinback button
1980-2000
2002.1.4321
Pinback button
1980-2000
2002.1.4322
Pinback button
1980-2000
2002.1.4323
We Still Have A Dream/Jobs/Peace/Freedom/March on Washington/August 27, 1983
1983
2002.74.157
Pinback button
1980-2000
2002.1.4324
Coaster
1940-1970
2002.1.4485
Coaster
1997
2002.1.4486
Coaster
1940-1970
2002.1.4488
Coaster
1940-1970
2002.1.4490
Coaster
1940-1970
2002.1.4489
Coaster
1940-1970
2002.1.4487
Coaster
1940-1970
2002.1.4482
Coaster
1940-1970
2002.1.4483
Coaster
1940-1970
2002.1.4484
Coaster
1930-1950
2002.1.4491
Coaster
1930-1950
2002.1.4492
Coaster
1930-1950
2002.1.4493
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4057
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4058
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4059
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4060
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4061
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4062
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4063
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4064
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4065
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4066
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4197
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4198
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4199
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4200
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4201
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4202
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4203
Pinback button
1896-1910
2002.1.4204
Button
1987
2002.74.60
SEIU/32B-32J/AFL-CIO
ca. 1985
2002.74.58
Pinback button
1988-2000
2002.1.4325
Pinback button
1940-1990
2002.1.4326
Pinback button
1970-2000
2002.1.4327
Pinback button
1940-1970
2002.1.4328
Pinback button
1970-2000
2002.1.4329
Button
1989
2002.74.53
Pinback button
1940-1970
2002.1.4330
Pinback button
1980-2000
2002.1.4331
Pinback button
1980-2000
2002.1.4332
Pinback button
1965-1980
2002.1.4333
Pinback button
1980-2000
2002.1.4334
Pinback button
1980-2000
2002.1.4335
Shopping bag
1980-2000
2002.1.1767
Shopping bag
1997
2002.1.1797
Shopping bag
1980-2000
2002.1.1811
Shopping bag
1980-2000
2002.1.1899
Button
1966
2003.64.29
Button
ca. 1968
2003.64.31
Button
ca. 1970
2003.64.32
Button
ca. 1966
2003.64.36
Button
ca. 1961
2003.64.38
Button
ca. 1965
2003.64.42
U.S.A. NEEDS NEW YORK
ca. 1975
2003.64.45
WORK FOR PEACE NOV. 13 & 14 (dove)
ca. 1969
2003.64.46
Button
ca. 1974
2003.64.48
Button
1962
2003.64.49
Button
ca. 1966
2003.64.53
Political novelty
1980-2000
2002.1.4625
Political novelty
1980-2000
2002.1.4626
3 Ribbons
INV.2885
Token
1855
2002.1.4753
Ribbon pin
1893
INV.4788
Responsible Leadership Humphrey-Muskie
1968
2003.47.2
Button
1968
2003.47.10
Trust Humphrey
1968
2003.47.14
Button
ca. 1970
2003.64.55
Political pin-back button
ca. 1968
2003.64.56
vietnam moratorium
ca. 1969
2003.64.57
Button
ca. 1962
2003.64.62
Button
1963
2003.64.64
Button
ca. 1964
2003.64.65
Button
ca. 1963
2003.64.67
Button
ca. 1994
2003.64.27
Pin/ badge
1947
2002.1.4754
Can opener
1910-1940
2002.1.4755
Knife
1880-1900
2002.1.4756
Knife
1920-1940
2002.1.4757
Pencil
1940-1960
2002.1.4758
Pencil
1990-2000
2002.1.4759
Pen
1990-2000
2002.1.4760
Pen
1990-2000
2002.1.4761
Pencil
1930-1960
2002.1.4762
Pencil
1930-1960
2002.1.4763
Bodkin
ca. 1890
2003.43b
Bodkin
ca. 1890
2003.43c
Button
1952-1956
2003.45.5
Political novelty
1940
2002.1.4627
Political novelty
1944-1948
2002.1.4628
Box
1910-1930
2002.1.4644
Box
1940-1960
2002.1.4643
Token
1890-1920
2002.1.4649
Pencil
1990-2000
2002.1.4764
Medallion
1900
2002.1.4765
Medal
1900-1920
2002.1.4766
Portable radio
ca. 1940
2003.68.24ab
Letter opener
1890-1930
2002.1.4767
Letter opener
1890-1930
2002.1.4768
Frame
1940-1960
Ruler
1910-1930
2002.1.4770
Ruler
1910-1930
2002.1.4771
Ruler
1940-1960
2002.1.4772
Ruler
1880-1900
2002.1.4773
Ruler
1880-1900
2002.1.4774
Ruler
1880-1900
2002.1.4775
Swizzle stick
1920-1960
2002.1.4519
Swizzle stick
1920-1960
2002.1.4520
Swizzle stick
1920-1960
2002.1.4521
Swizzle stick
1920-1960
Swizzle stick
1920-1960
2002.1.4523
Swizzle stick
1920-1960
2002.1.4524
Swizzle stick
1950-1990
2002.1.4525
Swizzle stick
1950-1990
2002.1.4526
Swizzle stick
1950-1990
2002.1.4528
Swizzle stick
1950-1990
2002.1.4527
Swizzle stick
1950-1990
2002.1.4529
French Medal won by Anna Attas
1922
2003.68.26
Food spear
1950-1990
2002.1.4530
Food spear
1940-1960
2002.1.4531
Food spear
1940-1960
2002.1.4532
Political novelty
1952-1956
2002.1.4645
Campaign neck tie
1952-1956
Campaign handkerchief
1952
2002.1.4647
Campaign dress
1952-1956
2002.1.4648
Historical souvenir
1898-1900
2002.1.4651
Souvenir spoon
1898-1900
2002.1.4652
Historical souvenir
1898-1900
Historical souvenir
1898-1900
2002.1.4654
Historical souvenir
1850-1880
2002.1.4655
Historical novelty
1940-1950
2002.1.4656
Pencil
1940-1960
2002.1.4778
Pencil
1940-1960
2002.1.4779
Pen
1990-2000
2002.1.4780
Souvenir
1920-1950
2002.1.4776
Souvenir
1990-2000
2002.1.4777
Souvenir
1940-1960
2002.1.4781
Souvenir
1917-1920
Souvenir
1940-1960
2002.1.4783
Ruler
1940-1960
2002.1.4784
Souvenir
1930-1950
2002.1.4785
Souvenir
1957
2002.1.4786
Printer's block
ca. 1960
2003.60
Food spear
1940-1960
2002.1.4533
Food spear
1940-1960
2002.1.4534
Food spear
1940-1960
2002.1.4535
Food spear
1940-1960
2002.1.4536
Food spear
1950-1990
2002.1.4537
Food spear
1950-1990
2002.1.4538
Food spear
1950-1990
2002.1.4539
Food spear
1950-1990
2002.1.4540
Spoon
1950-1990
2002.1.4541
Spoon
1950-1990
2002.1.4542
Swizzle stick/ noise maker
1940-1960
2002.1.4543
Spoon
1950-1990
2002.1.4544
Spoon
1950-1990
2002.1.4545
Swizzle stick
1950-1990
2002.1.4546
Historical novelty
1980-2000
2002.1.4657
Historical novelty
1990
2002.1.4658
Historical novelty
1940-1950
2002.1.4659
Historical novelty
1950-1970
2002.1.4660
Historical novelty
1950-1970
2002.1.4661
Historical novelty
1940-1950
2002.1.4662
Historical memorabilia
1940-1960
2002.1.4663
Historical memorabilia
1946
2002.1.4664
Political memorabilia
1997
2002.1.4665
Political banner
1840
2002.1.4666
Commemorative token
1919
2002.1.4787
Advertising token
1900-1930
2002.1.4789
Advertising token
1900-1930
2002.1.4788
Advertising token
1900-1930
2002.1.4790
Souvenir token
1920-1950
2002.1.4791
Souvenir token
1920-1950
2002.1.4792
Coin/ pendant
1923
2002.1.4793
Coin/ pendant
1890
2002.1.4794
Coin/ pendant
1827-1850
2002.1.4795
Pinback button
1998
2002.1.4796
Swizzle stick
1950-1990
2002.1.4547
Premium/ restaurant
1991
2002.1.4548
Utensil
1940-1960
2002.1.4549
Utensil
1940-1960
2002.1.4550
Utensil
1940-1960
2002.1.4551
Utensil
1940-1960
2002.1.4552
Utensil
1940-1960
2002.1.4553
Utensil
1940-1960
2002.1.4554
Utensil
1940-1960
2002.1.4555
Box/ music
1920-1940
2002.1.4556
Pendant/ music
1940-1960
2002.1.4557
Toy/ music
1980-2000
2002.1.4558
Store display
1940-1960
2002.1.4559
OPA Red Point ration tokens (10)
1943-1945
2002.1.4667
Historical memorabilia
1930-1960
2002.1.4668
Historical memorabilia
1930-1960
2002.1.4669
Historical memorabilia
1930-1960
2002.1.4670
Historical memorabilia
1930-1960
2002.1.4671
Pinback button
1992
2002.1.4797
Pinback button
1994
2002.1.4798
Pinback button
1997
2002.1.4799
Pinback button
1995
2002.1.4800
Keyring
1998
2002.1.4801
Pin
1995
2002.1.4802
Pin
1996
2002.1.4803
Pinback button
1996
2002.1.4804
Clip
1930-1950
2002.1.4805
Bible
1930-1950
2002.1.4806
Letter opener
1940-1950
2002.1.4807
Ribbon
1916
2002.1.4808
"Citibank Believes in the Bronx"
1970s
2003.68.1
"Senior Citizens Blow the Whistle on Crime"
1970s
2003.68.2
Dime Bank
ca. 1950s
2003.68.3
Whistle
ca. 1960
2003.68.4
Jack knife key chain
ca. 1970s
2003.68.5
Shoe horn
ca. 1970
2003.68.6
International Ladies Garment Workers Union
ca. 1950-1960
2003.68.7
International Ladies Garment Workers Union
ca. 1950-1960
2003.68.8
International Ladies Garment Workers Union
ca. 1950-1960
2003.68.9
International Ladies Garment Workers Union
ca. 1950-1960
2003.68.10
International Ladies Garment Workers Union
ca. 1950-1960
2003.68.13
International Ladies Garmet Workers Union
ca. 1950-1960
2003.68.14
International Ladies Garment Workers Union
ca. 1950-1960
2003.68.15
Car attachment
1964
2003.68.16
"Put ZING in Your LIFE" Gal Friday MAGAZINE
ca. 1950
2003.68.18
Mail advertisement
1990-2000
2002.1.4560
Guitar pick
1920-1940
2002.1.4598
Music/ pencil
1930-1960
2002.1.4599
Upholstery supply
1910-1940
2002.1.4561
Upholstery supply
1910-1940
2002.1.4562
Upholstery supply
1910-1940
2002.1.4563
Upholstery supply
1910-1940
2002.1.4564
Upholstery supply
1910-1940
2002.1.4565
Upholstery supply
1910-1940
2002.1.4566
Upholstery supply
1910-1940
2002.1.4567
Upholstery supply
1910-1940
2002.1.4568
Historical memorabilia
1930-1960
2002.1.4672
Historical memorabilia
1930-1960
2002.1.4673
Historical memorabilia
1930-1960
2002.1.4674
Historical memorabilia
1930-1960
2002.1.4675
Medal
1917
2002.1.4809
Token
1909
2002.1.4810
Award pendant
1929
2002.1.4811
Box
1890-1920
2002.1.4812
Purse
1890-1920
2002.1.4813
Charge plate
1930-1950
2002.1.4814
Charge plate
1930-1950
2002.1.4815
Token
1913
2002.1.4816
Token
1900-1920
2002.1.4817
Souvenir token
1900-1920
2002.1.4818
Bottle
1880-1905
2002.1.4819
Letter opener
ca. 1950-1960
2003.68.19
Eyeglass cleaning cloth
ca. 1970
2003.68.20
Emery board
ca. 1960-1970
2003.68.22
Cane with September 11th imagery
ca. 2001
2003.62
Stereograph viewer
1860-1880
2002.1.4835
Upholstery supply
1910-1940
2002.1.4569
Upholstery supply
1910-1940
2002.1.4570
Upholstery supply
1910-1940
2002.1.4571
Upholstery supply
1910-1940
2002.1.4572
Upholstery supply
1910-1940
2002.1.4573
Historical memorabilia
1930-1960
2002.1.4676
Historical memorabilia
1930-1960
2002.1.4677
Historical memorabilia
1930-1960
2002.1.4678
Historical memorabilia
1952
2002.1.4679
Restaurant token
1930-1960
2002.1.4680
Clothing hanger
1940-1960
2002.1.4681
Wrapper
1950-1980
2002.1.4820
Envelope
1940-1960
2002.1.4821
Toy model
1890-1910
2002.1.4822
Lantern slide
1924-1930
2002.1.4823
Lantern slide
1924-1930
2002.1.4824
Lantern slide
1924-1930
2002.1.4825
Lantern slide
1924-1930
2002.1.4826
Lantern slide
1924-1930
2002.1.4827
Lantern slide
1924-1930
2002.1.4828
Lantern slide
1924-1930
2002.1.4829
Lantern slide
1924-1930
2002.1.4830
Stereograph viewer
1860-1880
2002.1.4836
Kerchief
1968
2003.55
Pin
1940
2002.1.4574
Button
1940
2002.1.4575
Pin
1938-1942
2002.1.4576
Pin
1932-1940
2002.1.4577
Pin
1940
2002.1.4579
Pin
1940
2002.1.4578
Pin
1940
2002.1.4580
Pin
1890-1920
2002.1.4581
Tie clip
1952-1956
2002.1.4582
Pin
1968
2002.1.4583
Campaign handkerchief
1940
2002.1.4584
Clothing hanger
1920-1940
2002.1.4682
Clothing hanger
1920-1940
2002.1.4683
Clothing hanger
1920-1940
2002.1.4684
Clothing hanger
1920-1940
2002.1.4685
Clothing hanger
1910-1940
2002.1.4686
Clothing hanger
1900-1940
2002.1.4687
Clothing hanger
1900-1940
2002.1.4688
Clothing hanger
1900-1940
2002.1.4689
Clothing hanger
1900-1940
2002.1.4690
Clothing hanger
1900-1940
2002.1.4691
Store display
1940-1960
2002.1.4650
Office supply
1890-1920
2002.1.4692
RAMSEY CLARK FOR U.S. SENATE
2003.70.23
Button
2003.70.24
Lantern slide
1924-1930
2002.1.4831
Lantern slide
1924-1930
2002.1.4832
Lantern slide
1924-1930
2002.1.4833
Lantern slide
1924-1930
2002.1.4834
New York Post First Annual Liberty Medal
2002
2003.52a
Presentation box for New York Post First Annual Liberty Medal (r)
2002
2003.52b
Button
2003.70.2
Button
2003.70.3
Button
2003.70.4
Button
2003.70.5
Button
1991
2003.70.6
Pin-back button
2003.70.7
Button
2003.70.8
safer sex DO IT
1989
2003.70.9
Button
1972
2003.70.10
Pin
1944-1948
2002.1.4585
Badge/ medal
1935
2002.1.4586
Badge/ medal
1930-1940
2002.1.4587
Badge/ medal
1930-1940
2002.1.4588
Ribbon
1900-1920
2002.1.4589
Pin back button
1900-1920
2002.1.4590
Campaign token
1960-1968
2002.1.4591
Campaign token
1936-1940
2002.1.4592
Campaign token
1936-1940
2002.1.4593
Collar Clip
1949-1953
2002.1.4594
Collar Clip
1940-1945
2002.1.4595
Pinback button with ribbon
1904
2002.1.4597
Office supply
1890-1920
2002.1.4693
Office supply
1890-1920
2002.1.4694
Office supply
1920-1940
2002.1.4695
Office supply
1880-1900
2002.1.4696
Office supply
1860-1890
2002.1.4697
Pencil box
1860-1880
2002.1.4698
Office supply
1935-1950
2002.1.4699
Office supply
1940-1960
2002.1.4700
Office supply
1940-1960
2002.1.4701
Office supply
1940-1960
2002.1.4702
Office supply
1940-1960
2002.1.4703
Pin
1960-1975
2000.56
Pin-back button
1965-1975
2001.244
Pin cushion
2003
2003.16.1
Pin cushion
2003
2003.16.2
Trivet
2003
2003.16.4
Dog sweater
2003
2003.16.9
Button
1996
2003.70.11
Button
2003.70.13
Women For Clinton Gore Light The Way For Change
2003.70.14
Button
2000
2003.70.15
Pin-back button
1974
2003.70.17
YES I MIND IF YOU SMOKE
1988
2003.70.18
Button
2003.70.19
Pin-back button
1972
2003.70.21
Button
2003.70.26
RYAN
2003.70.27
Pin-back button
1972
2003.70.28
Pin-back button
1972
2003.70.31
Viva McGovern Shriver
1972
2003.70.32
Button
2003.70.33
Button
2003.70.35
Button
2003.70.36
Ribbon
1869
2002.1.4596
Lunch box
ca. 1980
2003.41
Swizzle stick
ca. 1980
2003.45.1
Mug
ca. 1980
2003.45.2
Sail along with Harry
1948
2003.45.3
Button
1952-1956
2003.45.4
Bodkin
ca. 1890
2003.43a
Case
ca. 1890
2003.43d
Office supply
1940-1960
2002.1.4704
Office supply
1920-1940
2002.1.4705
Office supply
1920-1940
2002.1.4706
Office supply
1931
2002.1.4707
Office supply
1890-1920
2002.1.4708
Office supply
1900-1920
2002.1.4709
Office supply
1950-1960
2002.1.4710
Office supply
1950-1960
2002.1.4711
Office supply
1962-1980
2002.1.4712
Office supply
1962-1980
2002.1.4713
Sewing kit
2003
2003.16.3
Athletic medal
1950
2003.67.4
Medal
1947-1953
2003.67.7
Young citizens for Johnson
1964
2003.64.1
Button
1973
2003.64.4
Button
1960-1970
2003.64.5
Button
1968
2003.64.8
VACUUM HOOVER
1928-1932
2003.64.9
Button
1960
2003.64.12
Button
1967-1972
2003.64.13
Button
ca. 1969
2003.64.16
VIVA NICARAGUA LIBRE
ca. 1985
2003.64.18
Button
ca. 1991
2003.64.20
Button
1966
2003.64.23
License plate
1940-1960
Coin/ medallion
1939-1940
2002.1.4601
Coin/ medallion
1954
2002.1.4602
Medallion
1942
2002.1.4603
Medallion
1930-1950
2002.1.4604
Office supply
1940-1960
2002.1.4714
Mourning
1900-1930
2002.1.4715
Pencil
1900-1930
2002.1.4716
Mourning/ coin
1863-1890
2002.1.4717
Ribbon
1901
2002.1.4718
Ribbon
1903
2002.1.4719
Ribbon
1909
2002.1.4720
Ribbon
1908
2002.1.4721
Button
2003
2003.40.3
Ribbon
1900
Badge
1906
Badge
1906
2002.1.4724
Button
ca. 1971
2003.64.25
Pencil
1980-2000
2002.1.4605
Pencil
1940-1960
2002.1.4608
Pencil
1940-1960
2002.1.4609
Pencil
1940-1960
2002.1.4610
Pencil
1940-1960
2002.1.4611
Pen
1962-1970
2002.1.4612
Token
1890-1910
2002.1.4606
Token
1880-1900
2002.1.4607
Match safe
1883-1910
2002.1.4629
Match box
1880-1910
2002.1.4630
Match box
1880-1910
2002.1.4631
Match box
1930-1950
2002.1.4632
Match safe
1890-1920
2002.1.4633
Badge
1910
2002.1.4725
Badge
1907
2002.1.4726
Medallion
1907
2002.1.4727
Sign
1900-1940
2002.1.4728
Sign
1900-1940
2002.1.4729
Ruler
1948
2002.1.4730
Calendar
1936
2002.1.4731
Souvenir
1950-1960
Clip
1950-1960
2002.1.4734
Calendar
1991
2002.1.4733
Pin
1995
2002.1.4735
Calendar
1996
2002.1.4736
Phonograph record in original box: Talking Short Stories by Frank Bush
ca. 1905
2004.3ab
The World Says No to War/United for Peace and Justice
2003
2003.40.2
Button
2003
2003.40.6
Button
2003.70.34
Match safe
1902
2002.1.4634
Lighter
1910-1930
2002.1.4635
Match box
1880-1900
2002.1.4636
Match safe
1913
2002.1.4637
Match safe
1905-1915
2002.1.4639
Match safe
1900-1920
2002.1.4640
Match safe
1905-1915
2002.1.4638
Match tin
1880-1900
2002.1.4641
Pen
1980-2000
2002.1.4737
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