Large 1970 Anti-War Protest March Pin from the Student Mobilization Committee
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Large 1970 Anti-War Protest March Pin from the Student Mobilization Committee

Code: pmpn70004smc

$55.00

Product Description

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ARTIFACT: Large, 1970 Anti-War Protest March Pin from the Student Mobilization Committee (SMC). Formed in 1966, the Student Mobilization Committee's goal was demonstrate the opposition of students in both high school and college, to the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War. The SMC was originally named the The Vietnam Day Committee and worked to organize protests on campuses and in cities. Among the Vietnam Anti-War Protest groups, the SMC was one of the first to accept both soldiers and civilians and before the United States began withdrawing troops from Vietnam, the SMC had centers in fifteen cities. The SMC, like other Anti-War groups began to disband after troops started returning home and the conflict deescalated. The black celluloid pin reads: "VIETNAM CAMBODIA KENT AUGUSTA." in white lettering and below: "MARCH. MAY 30 SMC" in red. The edge of the pin shows a maker's mark that reads: "N. G. SLATER CORP., N. Y. C. 11" followed by a local Union stamp.

VINTAGE: Circa 1970

SIZE: Approximately 1-3/4" in diameter

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Celluloid, steel

ATTACHMENT: Straight pin

MARKINGS: "N. G. SLATER CORP., N. Y. C. 11" and Union stamp on edge

ITEM NOTES: This is from a political collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VAJX16 LEEX2/16

CONDITION: 7- (Very Fine-): The pin shows moderate surface wear, the colors remain bright, the reverse shows oxidation, overall very fine condition.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.