Victorian Picture Buttons: Read any good books lately?

Posted by Lisa Harp on

Picture buttons were all the rage between 1870-1900. They were thought of more as a statement than a way to close your clothes! Scenes from the most popular stories, fables, theater and mythology were reproduced on buttons. These buttons became wonderful conversation starters as the wearer was letting you know their likes and interests without saying a word.....another example of Victorian silent language!


Puck Sprite from Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream

Fanny Davenport with parasol and apple-named for English actress active 1870-1898

The Little Charmer

The Trumpeter of Sackingen

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