Straight from the oyster to you, pearl buttons are easy to wear, handsome to sport and cute like a button. If you’re a button enthusiast, you’ll recall that Harvey Chalmers & Son’s Bonnie Heather Pearls were part of a long line of buttons that were “always in style” and “styled right.” Here are a few of the classic button cards of the ’40s and ’50s, when buttons were staples of everyday fashion.
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