Shelly Foote
Assistant Chair, Division of Social History

"It was fall, people were wearing coats, so anybody could wear a tie tack..."
Most people just feel the need to wear something, and most of these examples, interestingly enough, are both for men and women. They're often in the form of a tie tack, so they could be worn on lapels, on jackets. That was particularly appropriate after 9/11. It was fall, people were wearing coats, so anybody could wear a tie tack.