24th September 2020

Examples from the heydays of realistic buttons

1935: “Amusing” bottle shaped buttons made by an Australian for Anthony Hordern’s.


1936. Tiny lacquered wooden clothes pegs.

1936: Two shrimp buttons on a tailored frock.


News (Adelaide), 4th November 1937 page 12.

1936: miniature carrots

1937: four-leaf clovers.

1937: wooden fish

Key and lock buttons in bone.

1940: padlock buckle and key buttons.

1942: Look at the size of those flower buttons!

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