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Button

Object Number: 
2002.68.20
Date: 
1972-1973
Medium: 
Metal, plastic
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on side of button: "N.G. SLATER CORP., N.Y.C. 11"
Description: 
Circular pin-back button: "NIXON/KNEW./AND/AGNEW"; beneath is an image of a lady bug; blue and white.
Gallery Label: 
Spiro Theodore Agnew (1918-1996), became the only vice president of the United States to resign his office while under criminal investigation. In 1968 and 1972, Agnew had won election as vice president under President Richard M. Nixon. This pin states that Agnew had knowledge of Nixon's criminal activity.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Norma P. Munn
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group