Victorian salesman's sample card.
Salesman's cards would often have variations of the same button for buyers to choose from. These black glass buttons have differing tints.
Antique twinkle buttons.
Twinkle buttons have a reflective inner layer that shines through cut outs in the top of the design.
Buttons on their original cards by the same maker.
Virtue, Liberty,and Independence is the state motto of Pennsylvania. The motto of was officially adopted in 1875. The meaning of the Pennsylvania State Motto reflects the attitude & hope of the people of New York following the outbreak of the War Of Independence in 1775-1783.
The images of horses, eagle, wheat, plow & boat are all on the state flag of Pennsylvania.