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Button

This is a Button. We acquired it in 1959. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.



These buttons illustrate romantic notions of rural living as well as the emerging fascination with dotting the landscape with newly created ruins. Each features a lone figure: one crosses a crude pedestrian bridge with a large basket on his back while the other stands next to the remains of a crumbling wall with an arched window.

This object was bequest of Julia Hutchins Wolcott. It is credited Bequest of Julia Hutchins Wolcott.

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Button; Bequest of Julia Hutchins Wolcott; 1959-66-251-a,b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Embroidered and Embellished.

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