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E5182-14 Photograph, part of a didactic collection illustrating pearl button manufacture, black and white print, mounted, cutting buttons from shell, paper / wood, photographer unknown, Australia, for The Pearlbutton Manufacturing Co Ltd, Foster Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1933. Click to enlarge.

Photograph depicting cutting buttons from pearl shell

Photographed
This photograph depicts a worker cutting button blanks from pearl shell in a Sydney button factory in the early 1930s. It is part of a didactic collection which illustrates the complete process of manufacturing pearl buttons as it was carried out in Australia, from diving for shell to marketing the finished article. The display was acquired from The Pearlbutton Manufacturing Company Limited of Foster Street, Sydney, in 1933.

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Summary

Object No.

E5182-14

Object Statement

Photograph, part of a didactic collection illustrating pearl button manufacture, black and white print, mounted, cutting buttons from shell, paper / wood, photographer unknown, Australia, for The Pearlbutton Manufacturing Co Ltd, Foster Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1933

Physical Description

Photograph depicting cutting buttons from pearl shell, part of a didactic collection showing how pearl buttons were made, photographer unknown, supplied by The Pearlbutton Manufacturing Co Ltd, Foster Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1933

Production

Photographed

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