Collection of 1970s-era environmental buttons. Photo courtesy of Hake's

Buttons are wearable messengers, and there is a variety of ways to express a single message graphically.

Pictured is a collection of 1970s-era environmental buttons formerly owned by Foster Pollak of New York, currently available on Hake’s Americana and Collectibles.  The 29 buttons are mostly the 2.25-inch size closely associated with activism for it’s “big but not too big” dimensions.

Colors, pictures, and words vary on each button with slogans like, “I’m a Watt Watcher,” “Bag Your Trash,” and “I Love a Clean New York.”

And while they all associate to a single environmental theme in different ways, the collection itself is a unified expression of a single person’s passion.  Click here for more info.