Laurie very kindly gave my latest give-away a shout-out on the Button Floozies blog today so I thought I would share a little button trivia and some new buttons to welcome the new followers.
This page is from a 1931 Montgomery Wards catalog. Click it larger so you can read the descriptions and prices. Vegetable ivory for 23¢ a dozen, mirror-backs for 10¢ a dozen, rhinestones 7¢ a dozen. The prices sound remarkable until you remember the average wage was 25¢ an hour. New buttons are actually MUCH less expensive now! They had to have been quite a luxury during the Great Depression and consequently women saved them in those button boxes we are so thrilled to find today. Think about how a card of new buttons today relates to your hourly wage.
Thank you, Laurie, and welcome to my new followers. If you haven't already done so, there is still time to enter this week's give-away!
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