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Political button

Object Number: 
Metal and plastic
Overall: 1 in. (2.5 cm)
"Abe '74," white and red on blue
Gallery Label: 
Abraham Beame (1910-2001). Elected Mayor of New York City in 1973, he had been defeated in his first race for mayor in 1965, but was elected Comptroller in 1973.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roberta Gratz
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group