25th June 2022

From the News of Yesteryear

Distinctive Buttons

The Mail (Adelaide), 2nd November 1935 page 22.

The spelling of “colored” makes me wonder if this piece was lifted from an American newspaper or magazine. Whatever, the buttons described vary from traditional to modern (for the times) materials with realistic designs starting their run on fashion’s conscience.

The Star (Sydney), 22nd May 1909 page 27.

This could only be a “good idea” in the era when buttons were removed from clothing before washing, and only if you did not stand too close to the fireplace!

Leader (Melbourne), 13th February 1909 page 45.

The buttons are “rather large”, but the bow on the hat is rather too, too much.

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