Decorative Button

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    This hand-painted gutta-percha button was almost certainly made in the 19th century. Given the shank on its back for attaching it to an article of clothing, it was probably worn as a functioning button, though whether it was part of a set that included other characters from Stowe's novel is not known.
Courtesy Kathy Hoppe, O'gosh Buttons, Oshkosh, WI.

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