"Billie" the button describes how pearl buttons are made in La Crosse
The Story of My Life by Billie Button.
The Wisconsin Pearl Button Company of La Crosse manufactured pearl buttons from the freshwater clams of the Mississippi River. This pamphlet provides a company history as well as a description of the formation and harvesting of pearls--all told from the perspective of a button named Billie.
The Progressive Era|
The Rise of Skilled Manufacturing
|Creator: ||Wisconsin Pearl Button Company
|Pub Data: ||La Crosse, Wis.: Wisconsin Pearl Button Company, 1914?
|Citation: ||The Story of My Life by Billie Button. (La Crosse, Wis.: Wisconsin Pearl Button Company, 1914?);
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