This set of novelty buttons was released in 1939. It includes ” a boy and girl jitterbugging, pop bottle, box of popcorn, hot dog in roll, ice cream cone and a ice cream soda”. Made of plastic, self shanked. Occurs in many colours and also metalised. Cards of 6 x the dancing couple were also sold.
Although the buttons are plain utility buttons, I love the artwork. Rompers, or romper sets, were advertised from 1917 onwards. It appears this term applied to toddler-safe clothing, for crawling and walking; an all-in-one suit.
As the term “washsuits” was used in Australian newspapers from 1910-1920s, I think this card dates from that era.
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