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These five buttons were just a few of those recovered during excavations in 2014 of the Adair cabin site, home of Reverend Samuel and Florella Brown Adair and their family, in Osawatomie, Kansas. Osawatomie and the Adairs were much involved with the abolitionist movement during the "Bleeding Kansas" years. The buttons include a handmade wooden five-hole button with offset holes, two shell 4-hole buttons, a china 4-hole button, and a china 2-hole button. The four white buttons were likely used on shirts, waistcoats, underwear, or for children's clothing. The larger wooden button could have been used for trousers, jackets, and some dresses.

Date: 1855-1912

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Item Number: 446289
Call Number: 14MM327
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 446289

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