19th April 2021

Now for some random jottings …

In 1907 there was a fashion for large accessories …

Sunday Times (Sydney), 23rd July 1907 page 10.

Regimental buttons were still being recommended for use as hat pins in 1915. As late as 1949 ornamental buttons were suggested for use as hatpins.


During the Boer War buttons were useful …

The Maitland Mercury (NSW), 17th December 1901 page 5.

“Tommy Atkins”, or just “Tommy” was a common nickname for British soldiers in the 19th- early 20th century.


A Mystery Button

Who or what was a H.I. Attendant?

Could it be a Hospital for the Insane attendant uniform button?