More 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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