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Object Name: Button
Date: 1970
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Medium: Metal
Dimensions: Overall: 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Circular celluloid pin-back button with red background, inscribed: "Bella! / for / CONGRESS"
Credit Line: Gift of Judith E. Reines
Object Number: 2002.66.2
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Bella Abzug was elected to Congress as a Democrat in 1970, representing the Upper West Side. She later ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate and for mayor. Abzug's career was brief but colorful: she was known for her unabashed liberalism and feminism, and for her trademark wide-brimmed hat.