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Pinback Button, "Peter Bug Day"

Object Details

Medium
metal, plastic, paper
Dimensions
3/16 × 1 11/16 in. (0.4 × 4.3 cm)
Cite As
Gift of the Family of Howard Croft
Caption
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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Accession Number
2022.14.247
Type
button
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl88c8cd5c1-94dd-4c33-b101-045cbecfab96
Record ID
acm_2022.14.247
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