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Lapel pin

Object Number: 
2002.79
Date: 
2002
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 in. ( 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on back: "www.QualityLapelPins.com"
Description: 
Circular lapel pin with buttefly clasp in "antique silver" finish with central star; inscribed around perimeter "WAGE SLAVE / thechequerepublic.com"
Gallery Label: 
The Wage Slave lapel pin, sold by the Cheque Republic, a supplier of personal checks with provocative commentary about the power of money in people's lives, was priced according to the buyer's own earnings. Each pin cost 15 minutes of labor; therefore the cost of the pin to someone earning $20.00 an hour was $5.00.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Kathryn Weinstein, designer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group