Buttons, Buttons Everywhere!
At the risk of being seen as a button geek, I thought I'd show you some of the buttons I saw at the Fashion Museum on Friday. Aren't they lovely? I was researching historical military uniforms, which was very enjoyable. But the garments I was viewing have not yet been catalogued and came with very little information, so... can anyone identify the regiments from these buttons? Or add any other useful details?
|This is from a naval officer's undress uniform C. 1960. |
I've queried the date, as it's so similar to the 1850's style.
|This one is reportedly from a Deputy Lt's uniform, c. 1850.|
(ref. 'Brinton, Lee & Rilling')
The same style of button was on an 1885 tunic as well.
|From a Victorian dress uniform jacket.|
(ref. 'Miss K.M Knolly')
|Not military, this one is on a privy councillor's coat...|
|... which is extremely heavy with luxurious goldwork.|
(ref. 'LH Jowett')