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Vintage Buttons Merchant Resource

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Real buttons! Merchant Resource! 2D Images

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These are images of real buttons, mostly saved off of used clothing. Some were collected by my mother (1909-1991), which means that most of them are from 1920-1985. I'm sure that the bulk of them are from the 1950s onwards. However, she was raised by her maternal grandmother, so there may be some earlier than 1920. There are nicks and dings. I did wash and clean as best I could, and in a few cases photoshopped a little of the damage off. However, they all look like used buttons except for one or two that were still on the paper card they'd come on.

The buttons themselves range from about a quarter inch to several inches across.

The holes are all about the same size in real life. That means that the larger the holes look on the button, the smaller the button is.

The materials were a little different then, and many of the items might be bakelite or nylon or something else that looks like plastic, but isn't what we consider plastic today. Also, I can tell you by experience that many of the older buttons, especially plastics, did NOT go through a hot water wash or a dryer set on high without warping or melting. However, the ones in this set are mostly the more durable ones. They survived long enough to outlast the garment they were attached to.

A fancy button was frequently used as a decorative item up by the collar or neckline area of a dress, blouse, coat or jacket, and then plainer, smaller buttons were used to fasten the garment.

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    • 42 Transparent button images varying from 463x466 pixels up to 1014x1019 pixels.

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SKU 11801
Genre Historical
Compatible Figures n/a
Compatible Software n/a
Release Date Feb 2, 2018

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