Hello everyone and welcome.
Louise recently posted some wonderful button card graphics and I thought it might be nice to show you a few more.
I have a weakness for the natural beauty of old shell buttons. They were often displayed and sold on “pearl” cards. Finding a new pearl button card is always a treat.
This one is free for non commercial use.
While researching the history of shell button manufacturing, I ran across some interesting information on the harvesting of shells on the Mississippi River, provided by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (http://www.fws.gov/midwest/mussel/harvest.html). On their site, you can download a delightful old book about shell buttons called “The Story of My Life by Billie Button” (Anonymous 1914 Wisconsin Pearl Button Company, La Crosse, WI-http://www.fws.gov/midwest/mussel/teacher/billie_button.html). I highly recommend this one.
I hope you enjoy these wonderful pearl button cards.
Much love to all,