Pinback button

Object Number: 
2002.1.4011
Date: 
1896-1920
Medium: 
Celluloid, metal, paper
Dimensions: 
1/8 x 7/8 in. diameter
Description: 
A beige pinback button with a color print of a woman's face over a bicycle spoke and tire pattern encircled by the words "Iver Johnson/ Cycles".
Gallery Label: 

Iver Johnson was a major bicycle and firearms manufacturer during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The illustration on this promotional button depicts a "new woman" arising through a spoked bicycle wheel.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group