Thursday, October 20, 2016

No Frills: Apple Juice

This past summer I dug through a stash of my mother-in-law's buttons, including a vintage lot that she'd owned for nearly 50 years. Among that stew of oldies, I found this large apple juice button with a customary carving of blandly typical rings. It's not the most exciting button, but it's classic Bakelite from the Great Depression era and that's exciting enough for me. As unshowy as a button may be, there's no such thing as discardable Bakelite.

-Sherbert McGee 

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