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Object Name: Lapel pin
Date: 1998
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Medium: Metal, enamel
Dimensions: Overall: 3/4 x 3/4 x 1/2 in. ( 1.9 x 1.9 x 1.3 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Octagonal metal lapel pin with an image of two dancers in the center surrounded by red enamel celebrating the New York City Ballet 50th anniversary; inscribed, "NEW/ YORK/ CITY/ BALLET/ 50/ FIFTY/ 50/ FIFTY/ 50/ FIFTY/ 50/ FIFTY"
Credit Line: Gift of Paul Gunther
Object Number: 2000.915
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Marks: stamped: obverse: "NEW/ YORK/ CITY/ BALLET/ 50/ FIFTY/ 50/ FIFTY/ 50/ FIFTY/ 50/ FIFTY"

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Since 1948, The New York City Ballet, one of the foremost dance companies in the world, is an organization unique in the artistic history of the United States. Solely responsible for training its own artists and creating its own works, the New York City Ballet was the first ballet institution in the world with two permanent homes, the New York State Theater at Lincoln Center and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York.