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Object Name: Button
Date: ca. 1990
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Medium: Metal, paper, plastic
Dimensions: Overall: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Cirular political pin-back button; white background with black lettering; image of a red rose and yellow wheat emerging from a broken purple gun by hands, surrounded by a rainbow; "BOYCOTT WAR TOYS / STOP WAR TOYS CAMPAIGN (203) 889-5337 / (203) 455-9621"
Credit Line: Gift of Toni Ellen Heisler
Object Number: 2003.64.17
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Marks: crimp: black lettering "Distributed by Donnelly/ Colt Button's, Box 188, Hampton, CT 06247 (203) 455-9621 / Printed by Action Print, Toronto, Canada"

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The Campaign to Stop War Toys was begun in 1985 by WRL New England, which held yearly demonstrations at an international toy fair through the late '80s. For 10 years, the League worked hard at spreading the message and getting petitions distributed both nationally and internationally.