Thursday, July 6, 2017

The Purple Alligator

Okay...I know that "purple" is a bit of a stretch, but this button is bright maroon and I put that in the purple bracket. Carved unevenly, the design on this Bakelite beast reminds me of the scaly flesh on an alligator. There's definitely a reptilian thing happening here. A fairly large button, I imagine this curious closure might've looked devilishly exotic once upon a time on a snazzy jacket in the 1920's.

-Sherbert McGee

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