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Welcome To Fear City

Welcome To Fear City, Cause, Button Museum
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Welcome To Fear City, Cause, Button Museum
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WELCOME TO FEAR CITY
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White text with a white border on a green background.   Similar to a road sign.

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Button King (408) 435 8080

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This button probably refers to a pamphlet that New York labor unions had planned to distribute. "Welcome to Fear City: A Survival Guide for Visitors to the City of New York (1975) was published by the Council for Public Safety—police, firefighters and other unions. New York City was in dire financial straits and Mayor Abraham Beame had proposed heavy cuts in municipal services. The pamphlet—with a skull on the cover—was aimed to discourage tourists from visiting New York City. The pamphlet had received such negative publicity that it was not distributed, although the unions distributed other pamphlets to get their message out."
 
Popik, Barry.  (2011, Jan 22).  Entry from January 22, 2011 Fear City.  Retrieved from http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/fear_city/

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CA0003
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