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2009/79/20 Buttons (11), plastic, purchased from ALA Buttons, Rowe Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1950-1957. Click to enlarge.

Plastic buttons purchased in Rowe Street, Sydney

Made
These three sets of buttons were purchased between 1950 and 1957 from the shop, A.L.A. Buttons and Ornaments, located at 21 Rowe Street, Sydney. Before joining with Niina Rätsep (later Ots) in Anina Pty Ltd in 1957, Anna-Louise and Hans Bernhard Alma established ALA Buttons and Ornaments in Rowe Street in 1948. It was managed by Anna-Louise who specialised in 'fleur de lis motifs' and mother-of-pearl buttons, bearing the distinctive makers mark of 'AL' within a large 'A'.

Of French origin, …

Summary

Object No.

2009/79/20

Object Statement

Buttons (11), plastic, purchased from ALA Buttons, Rowe Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1950-1957

Physical Description

Buttons (11), plastic, purchased from ALA Buttons, Rowe Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1950-1957

Production

Made

Notes

These three sets of buttons were manufactured between 1950 and 1957 for the shop, A.L.A. Buttons and Ornaments, located at 21 Rowe Street, Sydney.

History

Notes

These three sets of buttons were purchased between 1950 and 1957 from the shop, A.L.A. Buttons and Ornaments, located at 21 Rowe Street, Sydney.

These items come from a collection developed in 2001 and 2002 by museum volunteers who had a connection with Rowe Street, either as commercial occupants or simply as people who enjoyed its lively atmosphere. Attached to the collection is an archive of photographs, books and letters. These buttons were donated by Mary Gordon.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of multiple donors Rowe Street Archive Project (2001-2005), 2009

Acquisition Date

14 October 2009

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Plastic buttons purchased in Rowe Street, Sydney 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 8 December 2021, <https://ma.as/373025>

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