Here is a wonderful antique picture button. It is made of metal and features a scene with raised images of a young woman dressed in period clothing, carrying a basket. Standing next to her is a boy playing an instrument. Both figures are turned slightly to the right and appear to be looking at something in the distance.
The button is round and measures approximately 1-1/2" in diameter. It's shape and design is reminiscent of a decorative plate with a textured rim or edge that could be hung on the wall. It is in very good condition for the age with a few minor scratches on the back. There is a metal loop or ring on the back. Circa Civil War era, 1844-1877.
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