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Pinback Button, "Peter Bug Day"

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metal, plastic, paper
3/16 × 1 11/16 in. (0.4 × 4.3 cm)
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Gift of the Family of Howard Croft
This round pinback button celebrated the fifth annual “Peter Bug Day”. The pin reads “Support / Peter Bug Day / May 28, 1983” in yellow against a blue background. John (Peter Bug) Matthews founded the Peter Bug Shoe and Leather Repair Academy in Southeast Washington, DC in 1977, where he teaches young people the trade and entrepreneurship skills.
The button is among more than 200 collected by longtime Anacostia resident and social justice advocate Howard Croft.
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