Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Buttery Double-Cut

Like a slab of soft yellow margarine melting in the sun, this button is the double-cut variety. Face-up, the button looks like a pig's nose. Turn it over and it consists of an entirely different design with a row of three plain slats. This cheery example of Bakelite has a cartoonish innocence to it. I imagine that the kid who ran around with this button on his overalls, was also wearing a propeller beanie.

-Sherbert McGee   

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