Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Square Chameleon

This double-cut button made of bright olive-green Bakelite reminds me of a compass with its circular midsection hovering inside of a stylized frame. A large button that might've adorned a winter jacket in the 1920's, the edges are turning orange due to the oxidation of the aged Bakelite. Given another decade, this button will be 100 years old and I wonder if it will continue to change color.

Time will tell...

-Sherbert McGee

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