Thursday, August 11, 2016

Tiered Rootbeer

I bought these tiered rootbeer buttons last year at a flea market in Omaha. The guy selling them didn't even realize they were Bakelite, but he knew they were antiques from the 1930's and for that reason they were not cheap. Something about tiered Bakelite never fails to make me whip out my wallet and extract heaps of cash. These old buttons seduced me on the spot. I think of them as being vaguely Art Deco and they remind me of steps leading up to a fountain or an elevated stage. The button on the right needs a bath.

-Sherbert McGee

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