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Buttons

Buttons
Title
Buttons
Date 
1900-1940
Medium 
Metal
Dimensions 
largest: 1/4 x 5/8 in. ( 0.6 x 1.6 cm )
Description 
Gilded metal buttons.
Object Number 
Z.2711a-o
Marks 
stamped: backs: "BEST/STRONG PLATED"
Gallery Label 
These buttons were found in the files of the N-YHS Field Exploration Committee. They were probably part of a collection of replicas of 18th and 19th century buttons owned by William L. Calver, the Committee's chairman.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group