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These three hard rubber buttons were recovered from the Thomas Johnson/Henry Williams Dugout site in Graham County. Two were recovered during the 2006 excavations by Washburn University (WU) and were later donated to the Kansas Historical Society. The other was recovered during the 2007 Kansas Archeology Training Program (KATP). This domestic site was related to the settlement of Nicodemus, Kansas, an all black community in western Kansas. The button on the far left was recovered at the KATP and is identical in its molded lines and pin-head shank style to the one in the center recovered at WU's excavations. The button on the right has a herringbone pattern on the front and a back stamp stating "I. R. C. Co. Goodyear 1851," indicating it was manufactured by the India Rubber Comb Co. These types of buttons were most popular in the 1880s and 1890s.

Date: 1877-1910

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Item Number: 442123
Call Number: 14GH102-464-13; 14GH102-2006-112-478; 14GH102-2006-40-476
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 442123

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