|Text on Button||PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR SEX LIFE!|
Black text on an off white background
|Curl Text||FARGO RUBBER STAMP WORKS FARGO, ND (illegible)|
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The Counterculture Movement of the 1960s was a time when societal norms and boundaries were broken down by the younger generation. College students across the country had become political and civil rights activists who protested against mainstream society. This counterculture movement is famously tied to both the Vietnam War protests and the sexual revolution.
Pinback buttons were a staple accessory for the counterculture movement. Especially popular were buttons featuring political, anti-war slogans, buttons were essential in spreading political messages, or slogans that poked fun at traditional values and mainstream society. In 1967, “Put a Little Love in Your Sex Life” buttons could be found across the city of San Francisco.
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. (n.d.). The Counterculture of the 1960s. Retrieved from https://www.cliffsnotes.com/study-guides/history/us-history-ii/the-new-….
Oatman-Standard, H. (2017, July 13). Pushing Buttons: In Our Divided America, Political Pinbacks Give Anyone a Voice. Retrieved from https://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/political-pinbacks-give-anyon…