3rd Avenue Buttons  (Page 3)

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. They are grouped by general pictorial themes that are defined at the beginning of each group. Some themes have been combined under one group in order to reduce the size of the page. 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 will be modified and others added as collectors view the buttons. There is no attempt to  to group or label these examples in terms of the proper Blue Book classification for pictorial competition.
Women's Heads, Busts and Full Figure

Unidentified

Unidentified

Unidentified

Unidentified

Unidentified

(BBB 740)

(BBB 740)

(BBB 740)

 (BBB 740)

Unidentified

Unidentified

Unidentified

Koenigin Louise von Preussen

Unidentified

Unidentified

Opera and Literature

Old Heidelberg  - 1901
Wilhelm Meyer-Förster

Merry Widow (1905)
Iris - Opera Iris/Mascagni  (BBB 577)
(Duplicate BBB740 No name)

Hansel & Grethel (BBB 576)
Children

Beggar Boy and his Monkey
Unidentified
Playing Doctor

Dutch Boy and Girl
Cupids and Cherubs


Unidentified

Cupid Forging the Links of Matrimony (BBB 618)


Unidentified


Unidentified
Myths or Mythology

Venus Bathing Cupid

Minerva

Birth of Venus
 
Transportation

Automobile (circa 1909)

Dirigible (1908 Zeppelin) (BBB 764)

Battleship (BBB 764)
 
Animals

Monkey

Bloodhound (BBB495)

Lion in Egypt (BBB 453)

Horse (Oval - Medium)

Hound

Fox (unusual border)

St Bernard
 
Miscellaneous

Unidentified

Unidentified

Unidentified

Fabulous Creature