Today, if you read this on Saturday, is the New Jersey State Button Show and Competition, where you will see some very gorgeous enamel buttons, like the 19th century French fop on the left. One of the competitions is for enamels.
Uniform buttons will be prominent too — there’s a talk on them at 1:30 p.m. Admission $2.
The show runs 9 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, at the Union Fire Company fire hall, 1396 River Road (Route 29), Titusville, NJ 08560. firstname.lastname@example.org or http://newjerseystatebuttonsociety.org
You don’t have to buy any of the pretty buttons, but you will be tempted to!