Pinterest • The world’s catalog of ideas

Explore Russian Library, Library Russia, and more!

Daguerreotype button Abolitionist motif may be one of the first political buttons made in America to incorporate a photograph, the miniature daguerreotype shows two hands held together, one black, one white, resting on a book assumed to be the Bible. The photograph is set into a two-piece gold-washed brass frame with a loop on the reverse for sewing to a garment. The case design, with its simple, raised ornamental border, is typical of the gilt-metal buttons mas...via Kirsten and the MET…