Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Bakelite Ménage à Trois

Admittedly not my best photograph, this dark button boasts three tones of Bakelite. The base and outer edges are a deep chocolate. Two stripes of rootbeer Bakelite surround the central band, which is apple juice infused with glitter. At first glance this button is a drab chunk of overcast hues, but look closely and there is a lot going on with this angular and complex relic from the 1930's.

-Sherbert McGee

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