The Ordinary Hero

Celebrating the “ordinary button” (which is not so ordinary, its really quite extraordinary!) -the China Button, the utilitarian button of honor from the 1850s to the early 19th century. These little buttons, from calico patterns to whimsical stencils in all colors of the rainbow held together the everyday clothing of the everyday man, woman, and child, from the shirts, the dresses, the drawers and pantaloons, even down to the shoes.