25th March 2024

Buttons in the News

The Journal (Adelaide), 2nd November 1918 page 15.

This was from a longer, tongue-in-cheek reply to the complaint of an American celebrity that women were not taking war time measures seriously.

The Telegraph (Brisbane), 15th May 1924 page 10. With clothes being passed through a mangle after washing, broken buttons were probably a common problem.

The Herald (Melbourne), 29th April 1926 page 6.

After their last day at work (as they had to still wear their uniform on the last day), they were meant to go home, cut off all their buttons, and take or post them to the store keeper in their own time/expense? No wonder this regulation was ‘not being satisfactorily observed’.

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