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This is a button from an 18th-19th century warehouse/storehouse in Annapolis, Maryland. I call it the mushroom button…because I licked it once and had a hallucination…
But actually licking it would be a horrible idea because it is a lead alloy. I have a bunch more pictures of just this button, but I’ll spare you all.
The stem which has the loop through which the thread is sewn has collapsed and fused to the back of the button.The numbers were written by the excavator sometime in the 1980s while on the site. I spent a good 20 minutes trying to remove the label with acetone…it just did not want to go away. Once it was gone, you could see a line that runs as an axis where the loop originally stood.
I will post the “after” pictures later this week.
Zoom Info
Camera
Nikon D70
Aperture
f/6.3
Exposure
1/160th
Focal Length
55mm
This is a button from an 18th-19th century warehouse/storehouse in Annapolis, Maryland. I call it the mushroom button…because I licked it once and had a hallucination…
But actually licking it would be a horrible idea because it is a lead alloy. I have a bunch more pictures of just this button, but I’ll spare you all.
The stem which has the loop through which the thread is sewn has collapsed and fused to the back of the button.The numbers were written by the excavator sometime in the 1980s while on the site. I spent a good 20 minutes trying to remove the label with acetone…it just did not want to go away. Once it was gone, you could see a line that runs as an axis where the loop originally stood.
I will post the “after” pictures later this week.
Zoom Info
Camera
Nikon D70
Aperture
f/6.3
Exposure
1/160th
Focal Length
55mm
This is a button from an 18th-19th century warehouse/storehouse in Annapolis, Maryland. I call it the mushroom button…because I licked it once and had a hallucination…
But actually licking it would be a horrible idea because it is a lead alloy. I have a bunch more pictures of just this button, but I’ll spare you all.
The stem which has the loop through which the thread is sewn has collapsed and fused to the back of the button.The numbers were written by the excavator sometime in the 1980s while on the site. I spent a good 20 minutes trying to remove the label with acetone…it just did not want to go away. Once it was gone, you could see a line that runs as an axis where the loop originally stood.
I will post the “after” pictures later this week.
Zoom Info
Camera
Nikon D70
Aperture
f/7.1
Exposure
1/160th
Focal Length
55mm

This is a button from an 18th-19th century warehouse/storehouse in Annapolis, Maryland. I call it the mushroom button…because I licked it once and had a hallucination…

But actually licking it would be a horrible idea because it is a lead alloy. I have a bunch more pictures of just this button, but I’ll spare you all.

The stem which has the loop through which the thread is sewn has collapsed and fused to the back of the button.The numbers were written by the excavator sometime in the 1980s while on the site. I spent a good 20 minutes trying to remove the label with acetone…it just did not want to go away. Once it was gone, you could see a line that runs as an axis where the loop originally stood.

I will post the “after” pictures later this week.

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