Art Nouveau ladies
The Gibson girl was a feminine ideal of the Art Nouveau period created by illustrator Charles Gibson. She was an early standard of beauty, youth & fashion and often portrayed with her hair piled atop her head in order to accent a graceful neck.
This card of Parisian buttons was a great find, though they look as if they were attacked by someone who was a bit too heavy handed with the patina. The bottom pictures show a few after they were cleaned.