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The Iowa Homemaker

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Buttons and Buttons

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Men are fond of buttons. Indeed it was they who first stepped forth arrayed in many buttons. The Red Coats and the Hessians, Napoleon and Washington all paraded a goodly number of them on their dress uniforms. In all good famlily chests you are sure to find a stray brass button which may have dropped from the uniform of grandmother's one-time sweet-heart. History tells us these things and we must believe history even if, because of the conventional few seen on the clothes of modern man, we are inclined to believe it must have been the women who started the fashion.

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