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How to engage the slide show:

click on the first image on the left of the gallery below, then select the arrow at the bottom left of the enlarged image. Or you can manually go to the next slide by hovering your cursor on the middle right side then clicking the arrow that appears. Hover your cursor on the middle left side  then click the arrow that appears to go backwards. Close the slide show or manual show by clicking the X button on the lower right of the image. (Since face design is the focus of this section, the backs of the buttons are not shown.)

Acknowledgments, References and information for this category are at the bottom of this page.

Button Country

An Educational Resource for Button Collectors - originally created by Paul Rice

Copyright © 2012 All Rights Reserved.                                                  Website redesigned and Maintained by Deborah Hanson

Christ with Crown of Thorns
Christ with Crown of Thorns
Unidentified
Unidentified
The Martyrdom of St. Stephen (BBB 780)
The Martyrdom of St. Stephen (BBB 780)
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
Madonna and Child  (BBB776)
Madonna and Child (BBB776)
Unidentified
Unidentified
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
Immaculate Heart of Mary
Immaculate Heart of Mary
Madonna and Child (BBB 776)
Madonna and Child (BBB 776)
Joan of Arc (BBB 781)
Joan of Arc (BBB 781)
Skaters
Skaters
Weightlifter (NB 2/2012)
Weightlifter (NB 2/2012)
Skiers (BBB 764) (NB 2/2012)
Skiers (BBB 764) (NB 2/2012)
Rower
Rower
Bicycle/Rider (BBB 764) (NB 2/2012)
Bicycle/Rider (BBB 764) (NB 2/2012)
Wrestlers
Wrestlers
Soccer
Soccer
Steeplechase
Steeplechase
Skater
Skater
Target Shooting
Target Shooting
Rowing
Rowing
Horse Racing (NB 2/2012)
Horse Racing (NB 2/2012)
Jumping
Jumping
Tennis
Tennis
Sledding
Sledding
Graf Von Zeppelin (BBB 728)
Graf Von Zeppelin (BBB 728)
Napoleon
Napoleon
Friedrich Ludwig Jahn (BBB 728)
Friedrich Ludwig Jahn (BBB 728)
Schiller (BBB 728)
Schiller (BBB 728)
Bismark (BBB 728)
Bismark (BBB 728)
Mozart  (BBB 728)
Mozart (BBB 728)
Dante (BBB 728)
Dante (BBB 728)
Helmet Von Moltka (BBB 728)
Helmet Von Moltka (BBB 728)
Unidentified  BBB 728)
Unidentified BBB 728)
Goethe (BBB 728)
Goethe (BBB 728)
Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria
Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria
Albrecht Durer
Albrecht Durer
Richard Wagner
Richard Wagner
Perkeo - Heidelberg Court Jester
Perkeo - Heidelberg Court Jester
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
(BBB 740)
(BBB 740)
(BBB 740)
(BBB 740)
(BBB 740)
(BBB 740)
(BBB 740)
(BBB 740)
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
Koenigin Louise von Preussen
Koenigin Louise von Preussen
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
Theatre - Old Heidelberg  - 1901
Wilhelm Meyer-Förster
Theatre - Old Heidelberg - 1901
Wilhelm Meyer-Förster
Theatre - Merry Widow (1905)
Theatre - Merry Widow (1905)
Opera - Iris/Mascagni  (BBB 577)
(Duplicate BBB740 No name)
Opera - Iris/Mascagni (BBB 577)
(Duplicate BBB740 No name)
Story - Hansel & Grethel (BBB 576)
Story - Hansel & Grethel (BBB 576)
Beggar Boy and his Monkey
Beggar Boy and his Monkey
Unidentified
Unidentified
Playing Doctor
Playing Doctor
Dutch Boy and Girl
Dutch Boy and Girl
Unidentified
Unidentified
Cupid Forging the Links of Matrimony (BBB 618)
Cupid Forging the Links of Matrimony (BBB 618)
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
Venus Bathing Cupid
Venus Bathing Cupid
Minerva
Minerva
Birth of Venus
Birth of Venus
Automobile (circa 1909)
Automobile (circa 1909)
Dirigible (1908 Zeppelin) (BBB 764)
Dirigible (1908 Zeppelin) (BBB 764)
Battleship (BBB 764)
Battleship (BBB 764)
Monkey
Monkey
Bloodhound (BBB495)
Bloodhound (BBB495)
Lion in Egypt (BBB 453)
Lion in Egypt (BBB 453)
Horse (Oval - Medium)
Horse (Oval - Medium)
Hound
Hound
Fox (unusual border)
Fox (unusual border)
St Bernard
St Bernard
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
Unidentified
Fabulous Creature
Fabulous Creature
Back Mark - inner back
Back Mark - inner back
Back Mark - outer back
Back Mark - outer back

3rd Avenue Pictorial Buttons

* To download and print pdf s of the worksheet click here.

Some descriptions of these buttons may be cut off.  Full descriptions can be seen in the slide show mode.

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Note to the viewer:  

The 3rd Avenue buttons on theses page are all approximately 11/16 inches in diameter. The variation in size for all round buttons is about 1/8 inch with a few measuring 3/4 inch or 5/8 inch. Oblong examples are medium.  All the examples shown are magnified to 4+ times their actual size to better see the details of design. The very dark areas on some buttons are not decorative finish. Rather they are areas where polishing and/or cleaning did not expose the original surface.  Identification of  specific pictorial subjects is included in the label for the button if a subject has been suggested. Since identification is often subjective, we expect that some labels may be modified. There is no attempt to to group or label these examples in terms of the proper Blue Book classification for pictorial competition. There are backmarks on many, but not all of the buttons. The two styles of back marks are shown at the bottom of this page.


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