Pin-back button

Object Number: 
2012.36.3
Date: 
1996
Medium: 
Plastic, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/16 × 3 1/16 in. (5.2 × 7.8 cm)
Description: 
White rectangular pin-back button with red, black and blue text, which reads: "I'm voting in memory of: / Peter Berke (name handwritten in ink) / REMEMBER THEM WITH YOUR VOTE '96 / The Quilt in the Capital - October 11-13, 1996"
Gallery Label: 
From October 11 to 13, 1996, four weeks before the national election, the NAMES Project displayed the entire AIDS Memorial Quilt on the National Mall. As 45,000 memorial panels were unfolded, the names of the dead--over 70,000--were read. Roy Eddey wore this button in memory of his roommate, Peter Berke, who died of AIDS in 1989.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roy R. Eddey
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group