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Historical novelty

Object Number: 
2002.1.4657
Date: 
1980-2000
Medium: 
Wood, metal, graphite, rubber
Dimensions: 
7 x 1/4 in. diameter
Description: 
A white pencil printed with "New York over a flag with the word "Army" in white in the blue field instead of stars and across the red and white stripes "National Guard", next to the words "The Most Important Part-time Job in America".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group