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|The picture shows a view of this Old Enameled Department of Health Education and Welfare 20 Year Employee Screw Back Button. The button is not dated but it is believed to be from between 1973 and 1979. In the center is a logo or emblem with an eagle on a shield, a book, a snake on a pole, a chain ring, and a banner with a motto at the bottom. Around the emblem it is enameled in white and it is marked on the two sides as follows:|
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE
SPES ANCHORA VITAE
METAL ARTS CO.
To screw back button has the back section included. It measures 17/32'' wide. It appears to be in mint condition as pictured. Below here, for reference, is some additional information:
United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Seal of the United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare The United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (also known as HEW) was a cabinet level department of the United States government from 1953 until 1979. It was administered by the United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare. In 1979, a separate Department of Education (ED) was created from this department, and HEW was renamed as the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
President Harding proposed a Department of Education and Welfare as early as 1923, and similar proposals were also recommended by subsequent presidents, but for various reasons was not implemented. It was only enacted as part of the Reorganization Plan Number 1 of 1953, transmitted to Congress by Dwight D. Eisenhower on March 12, 1953. To date, this was the only department of the U.S. government to be created through presidential reorganization authority, in which the president is allowed to create or reorganize bureaucracies as long as neither house of Congress passed a legislative veto. This power to create new departments was removed after 1962, but in the early 1980s the Supreme Court declared legislative vetoes unconstitutional.
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