|Object Name||Pin, Political|
|Description||Round pin button; orange background with purple printed inscription: "re-elect / BELLA!". Printed along the edge: "N.G. SLATER CORP., N.Y.C. 11". Reverse side has pin for attaching. (Keywords: United States Congress, Politicians, Twentieth Century, New York City)|
|Ownership and History||
Bella Abzug was a U.S. congresswoman from Manhattan, serving from 1971 to 1977. She was first elected in 1970, then re-elected in 1972 and 1974.
Ms. Abzug's obituary in the New York Times, published April 1, 1998, called her a "New Yorker, feminist, antiwar activist, politician and lawyer," noting that she was "recognizable everywhere by her big hats."
The company that made this pin button, N.G.Slater, was founded in 1936 by Nathaniel George Slater as a specialist in “Lithographed Metal Advertising Buttons and Tabs”. The company remains in business with a Manhattan address as of 2014.
|Maker||N.G. Slater Corp.|
|Lexicon Sub-category||Personal Symbol|
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