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Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Photograph by:
Normand Maxon  Search this
Issued by:
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American, founded 1958  Search this
Subject of:
Alvin Ailey, American, 1931 - 1989  Search this
ink on paper with metal and plastic
H x W x D: 3 1/8 × 2 1/8 × 5/16 in. (7.9 × 5.4 × 0.8 cm)
buttons (information artifacts)
ca. 1988
A pinback button for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The button has a purple background with gray lettering and an image of Alvin Ailey. Gray text at the top of the button reads [Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater]. Below the text is an image of Ailey, bent down on one knee with his arms raised in the air. Underneath the image, additional gray text reads [For 30 Years The Heart And Soul Of Dance]. Gray text on an exterior edge of the button credits the photograph [Photo of Alvin Ailey By Normand Maxon]. The back of the button has a metal pin with a clasp.
African American  Search this
Modern dance  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of T. Rasul Murray
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture