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Grandmother's Button Box: Victorian Era Buttons Were Made From Nuts?

Event Type: *Adult
Age Group(s): Adult, Seniors
Date: 7/22/2019
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Description:
 A look at the prolific use of tagua nuts in button production in the late 19th & early 20th century. Learn how to spot the difference between plastic and so-called 'vegetable ivory' buttons. See the many ways this South American nut was dyed, carved, and embellished to create attractive closures.
Library: Spencer Road Branch-Houck Professional Rooms    Map
Location: SP Houck Prof. Room 212
Other Information:
 Missouri State Button Society
Status: Closed


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