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
Julia Hutchins Wolcott.
It is credited
Bequest of Julia Hutchins Wolcott.
Cite this object as
Button; Bequest of Julia Hutchins Wolcott; 1959-66-251-a,b