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Anti-Reagan Button

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | August 23, 2017
Anit-Reagan Button

This circular button reads "Nancy gets / red dresses; / We get / pink slips!", referring to the news that Nancy Reagan had accepted thousands of dollars worth of clothing, jewelry and gifts during her time as First Lady. Produced by the Rick Krueger Volunteer Committee of Staples, Minnesota, 1982.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this button in our collections database.