Friday, June 3, 2016

Betty Boop's Corsage

Several years ago I bought a set of ten or twelve Bakelite buttons from an art & antiques dealer in Manhattan. Half the buttons were of a variety I really wanted and the other half was not up to snuff in my opinion. This rather flat, cherry-red flower meant nothing to me at the time, as it was one of the buttons in the assortment that I wasn't too excited about. But given time, I've come to appreciate this funny rose. It's got the olden-day look of comic book art from the 1920's or an illustration out of the "Sunday funnies" during the Prohibition era. It's got Little Orphan Annie written all over it! So why'd I underestimate this pretty thing? It's got spunk after all.

-Sherbert McGee

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